Meadow Barn

Oakley, Buckinghamshire

This modern barn conversion, set in the Oxfordshire country side was an all encompassing Barr Group project.

Meadow Barn started life as a disused livestock shed; metal frame ready and waiting for its next incarnation. Far reaching views and its wonderful rural location, within striking distance of Oxford, made it the perfect residential conversion. Barr Group worked closely with KD Design and Kirstie Howard, on all architectural and interior design aspects the project.

Built for modern living, with environmental responsibility top of mind, every element of the build and finishing specification was carefully considered and precision executed. The existing steel frame remained in situ, supported by a highly insulated Metsec structure, providing 260 square metres of durable and sustainable living space. A Kingspan roofing system is clad in sawn Redwood, which waterfalls down to cover external walls, concealing guttering and downpipes. The rendered external sections mirror the polished plaster finish inside.


Carefully orchestrated specialist finishes encase every surface, inside and out. Polished concrete floors, reclaimed cobbled thresholds, precision stained panneling and polished plaster wall finishes, to name but a few design-led features.


The high specification insulation system at Meadow Barn is supported by an air source heat pump and MVHR system. Original frame and foundation retention and sustainable materials sourcing, as well as the installation of an electrical car charging point, all contribute to the overall low carbon footprint.

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