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Oak framed barn, Brentwood, Essex

Due to the extensive grounds that our client possesses it’s necessary for the groundkeepers to use an array of machinery to deal with the upkeep. Up until recently this machinery was stored in a building that was, quite frankly, not fit for purpose.

Our client gave us the brief of designing and constructing a new outbuilding to house this machinery that will fit into the local surroundings and provide a safe, secure location for the storage of the machinery.


Our client’s property is Grade II* listed so it was very important that the new structure blended into the grounds in a non-obtrusive manner. When dealing with any new construction work on the grounds of a listed property it’s crucial that the relevant authorities are engaged with as early as possible to ensure that planning permission is granted with as little fuss as possible.


Working closely with the client and local authority we decided that the best direction to take would be to create an outbuilding that resembles the many agricultural buildings that have dominated the surrounding countryside for the last couple of hundred years.

An expert team led by Sege Rosella designed this oak-framed outbuilding in-house and was then successful in securing full planning permission for our client.

We set to work immediately bringing the vision to life and were responsible for full construction and project management. We hope you agree that the end result is not only a highly functional and timeless piece of architecture, but a quality piece of construction work.