Two new homes in Langport are nearing completion. Designed by Duncan Pyle, these contemporary dwellings are situated on the edge of this popular town.
The three-storey steel frame for these newbuilds was fabricated and cut to the correct length offsite. The steels were assembled and welded/bolted on site to build the final structure. Steel frame construction is considered a suitable option for constructing taller buildings due to its strength, low weight, speed of construction, and large-span construction capability.
The modern design makes the most of the location, with large windows and balconies. The buildings’ large windows frame stunning views over the Somerset Levels and ensure that each floor is flooded with daylight. Surrounded by green open space, these modern homes are light and airy. The large private balconies make the most of the location, which offers far-reaching views over the River Parrett. These two newbuilds are situated in a tucked-away position yet close to all local amenities and only a short walk from Langport’s bustling high street.
Duncan and Andrea’s listed barn conversion was featured in the property supplement of the Metro Newspaper today (issue 19 March 2019). The article is a realistic account of what a conversion might entail. The ups and the downs! This major renovation project was extensive and complex and was carried out whilst the family lived on site.
The couple loves the functionality of the family home they have created, and it is modern, homely and cosy.
They spent a day on the photo shoot, which was great fun. It allowed them to work again with Langport photographer Bill Bradshaw and meet journalist Chantelle Horton who came down to Somerset to quiz them about the project. It was also the perfect opportunity to think about everything they love about this home.
We love the February 2018 issue of Homebuilding & Renovating Magazine. It features a barn conversion project close to our hearts – a personal one – Our own self-build project.
We tried to apply our passion and expertise to designing and building our own home. Every architect and designer should know what it feels like to be a client. All the stress and excitement involved in a project that you are sinking your life’s savings into! We experienced everything first-hand. We kept to our tight budget and timescale. Even when the bats had very different ideas about delaying the build and learned some valuable lessons along the way. Today we can share those lessons learnt with our clients.
You can read more about the project here.