Converted Farm BuildingLangport, Somerset
This converted farm building on the Somerset Levels was once a dairy parlour before becoming a yoga studio and creative workshop in 2011. O2i Design carried out the conversion before being asked to carry further modifications to transform it into a domestic dwelling.
Our client asked o2i Design ltd to design and gain statutory approvals for planning, change of use, and building regulations to enable this converted farm building to become a family home.
The client chose OSB boards’ internal cladding specifically because it is an energy-efficient and carbon-negative material. The cladding was treated with a water-based transparent flame retardant to retain the material colour and feel. Wherever possible, materials were reused and recycled. The project also integrated a reed bed water disposal system. The project received considerable attention for its sustainability credentials, including :
- shortlisted for the Sustain Awards 2012 (Biodiversity Category),
- shortlisted for South West Built Environment Awards 2012 (Sustainability Category)
- winner of the Green Apple Awards 2012 (Architectural Heritage Category).