KDA have undertaken a number of conversion projects, mostly barn conversions but more recently we have converted empty residential premises over shops and pubs into apartments and even a Victorian mill in Somerset.
Our approach varies depending upon the type of building but generally we endeavor to preserve the original building and its character wherever possible.
INDUSTRIAL CONVERSION (SOMERSET) Click images
The brief for this conversion expected the preservation of the existing mill with an extension to form a residential development. KD achieved 21 apartments. This development was carried out by KDA in association with Britain Le Bihan Ltd.
3 walls onto neighbouring properties and only one open wall led to this unusual solution.
The open wall was totally glazed and the gable to the opposite wall was also glazed, living rooms are on the top level with bedrooms at ground floor level.
The bedrooms are lit by borrowed light.
The construction is insulated timber frame with air source underfloor heating and with full heat recovery ventilation.
BARN CONVERSION (SOMERSET) Click image