Red Sheds


We were immediately intrigued when our client described Red Sheds to us - and importantly wanted to know if they were Red. Alas any remnants or Red had long ago disappeared and there was a series of barns which the adjacent woods was gradually consuming.

A large part of the success of the project can be put down to the close relationship we had with the Interior Designer & Contractor - Castellum who we worked with through planning and the construction stages. Initially a previously approved utilitiarian planning permission had to be reworked to unlock the potential of the barn and site. This allowed the creation of a first floor bedroom suite and large light open planning living area that looked south over the Coln valley.

Credit for the finishes to the interior must be shared with the Castellum team. Photography by Ed Shepherd.

We also managed to use Red cladding for a barn - apparently the planning drawings were printed in Black & White by the council...


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