The barn itself required careful handling to convert. The elm roof structure was carefully reconstructed, most timbers being retained, and the roof recovered in reclaimed clay tiles. Lime render was repaired and reinstated to the internal walls and extensive lime mortar pointing required to the external walls. Local materials were used where possible. Stone excavated from the groundworks is laid throughout with heating via a Ground Source Heat Pump. A green roof is sown with a Cotswold upland grass and wildflower mix to augment the local habitat. Landscape design in conjunction with garden designer Rupert Golby.