Large barn conversion under construction

Little Yeats Barn Conversion Part Q Prior Approval to 3 new High Performance Eco Houses

The Site: Little Yeats Barn Buckinghamshire, Woodham, Nr Kingswood, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

Project: Conversion of Cattle shed and historic Milking parlour to 3 new generous Eco dwellings and ancillary spaces located in Woodham, Buckinghamshire situated along Akerman street a roman road now referred to as the A41

Ora design architecture was appointed as lead Consultant on full architectural service arrangement to,

  • Feasibility: Develop sketch designs and evaluate.
  • Planning: Prepare application drawings and documentation to obtain a Prior Approval - Class-Q Agricultural buildings to dwellinghouses consent.
  • Building Regulations: Develop Construction methods, prepare detailed drawings for Tender and Construction.
  • Tender: Obtain and analyse Contractor’s tender prices.
  • Detailed construction information: Prepare further detailed construction drawings and technical specification.
  • Technical Co-ordination: Co-ordinate and manage all technical aspects.
  • Site Supervision: Represent the client’s interest and provide technical support throughout the build process.
  • Eco Credentials: At Ora design architecture we embrace ambitious clients. Little Yeats entailed some of the less familiar build methods and heavily invested in green and renewable energy including,
    • Solar panels
    • Ground source heat pump
    • Rainwater and gray water harvesting whilst maintaining the bio-diversity of the site and historic lake.
    • Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF). See Nudura and ITS Consultancy
    • Airtightness Passive house standards managed by mechanical heat recovery ventilation system. See Passivhaus Trust

Design Team

Client: Ecoaldea Palii Farm Ltd

Lead Consultant: ORA Design Architecture

Planning Consultant: Chapman Lily Planning

Contractor: Managed sub-contractors

Structural Engineer: Forward Structural Consultants

Civil Engineer: Orton Civil Design

Mechanical & Electrical: ITS Consultancy

Value: £3m

Date: TBC 2023