Stunning Converted Barn in the Suffolk Countryside

Everyone from Dale was fantastic

“Everyone from Dale was fantastic, they helped us at every stage with the specifying and ordering, all to the conservation authority’s regulations. For example, we were told that any windows and doors would have to work with the original barn openings and permission was required from the authority to use our choice of doors and windows”.

Mrs Gladwell - Self-Builder

The Project

The original barn on this farm in Suffolk has been converted and turned into living space thanks to the range of windows and doors available from Dale Joinery. The farm is home to Mrs Gladwell, who has lived here her entire life and she comments “We had wanted to convert the barn for a long time but the local conservation authority has very strict rules regarding a conversion of this type. Firstly, we had to prove that it had no commercial or community use”.

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The Dale Joinery Solution

Bi-Fold Doors

A stunning 4 panel set of Bi-fold doors were specified for Mrs Gladwell’s home, in a dual colour finish of ‘Signal Black’ externally and ‘Straw’ internally. The bi-fold doors have truly opened up the living space in the barn, maximising the natural light and perfectly complementing the original beams.

The Dale Joinery Solution

Entrance Door

To create a stunning entrance to her home, Mrs Gladwell opted for a timeless Pomeroy entrance door in a ‘Pale Green’ external finish. This style of door is perfectly suited to the age and architecture of the barn.

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