Case Study

Hubbard's Farm Grade II listed barn conversions

Hubbard’s Farm, located near Hillingdon, Uxbridge is a barn conversion project consisting of a complete rebuild of two beautiful 15th & 16th-century barns. The specification had to be to their original design using both traditional oak framing and enhanced with modern building methods.

The historic buildings had been left in a near-impossible condition for repair, both barns had collapsed and many challenges had to be overcome. The local authority hadplaced conservation enforcement notices onto the previous owners to stop them from carrying out conversion works. The company owners of the site went into liquidation and the site was left dormant for 20 Years.

In 2016, the original site was then purchased working closely with local authority conservation teams as well as English Heritage. The new dwellings had to retain as much of the original oak frames that were salvaged from the dereliction.

Working with world-renowned English Oak Frame constructors – the same used for the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. – they designed and created nine new dwellings that encompass both the heritage of the old and the technology of modern-day living.

We chose Build-Zone because they are proven to be extremely professional, efficient, time conscious. The Build-Zone team were a pleasure to work with, their expertise in barn conversions really came out to play.”

Miss Chrissie Ballantyne
Lemontree London

Project Solutions

A full archaeological dig was carried out across the site under the watchful eye of English Heritage. The frames were assessed and repaired and added to. Both barns were successfully reconstructed – the Greater Barn converted into 7 apartments and the Lesser Barn into two stunning three bedroomed houses.

Castle Homes London used Build-Zone’s structural warranty services across the barn conversion development where the team delivered a very professional and positive experience with the contractors and were consistently knowledgeable on precise-driven listed barn conversion projects. Throughout, all queries were swiftly and efficiently answered, which contributed to a hassle-free experience.