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Reinstating history by continuing a property’s adaptation

The brief for this property lay outside of the homeowner’s main house. In the grounds, where a walled garden once laid, was an abandoned old coach house that had seen many adaptations throughout history, including a school building.

Absolute Architecture were briefed to continue the historical journey. We reinstated the walled garden and designed three outbuildings and a greenhouse that offered multi-functional spaces in which the homeowner could operate their business. We paid the highest level of attention to the existing building to ensure our design continued and enhanced the historical journey with some stunning traditional features including an A-symmetric oak framed barn.

Location:  Reading

Materials: We used traditional joinery to build the oak frame. Additional materials include the slate roof and cast-iron detailing on the guttering.

Clever aspects: Clever aspects: Staying true to the history of the property by extending the historic detailing through our design and constructing it with exceptional quality.

Friends on the project: Hartley Botanics created and built the bespoke handmade aluminium greenhouse. Hartwood Oak Buildings Ltd brought the stunning oak frame to life and Donovan Construction were the contractors on site.

We love: That we have recreated history by reinstating the walled garden. We equally love the flexible space created by the A-symmetrical oak structure which has enabled the homeowner to grow their business from home.

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Providing tailored support and services to see homes all the way through their transformation, Absolute Architecture are the go-to residential architecture business for ambitious dream homes that require a little extra creativity, inspiration or planning expertise. We are a RIBA Chartered and Passivhaus accredited practice based in Newbury, Berkshire. Absolute Architecture serves the Cotswolds, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and surrounding areas.




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Commercial House
53B Kingsbridge Rd,
Newbury, Berkshire
RG14 6DY