Vineyard and B&B on the Banks Peninsula

Vineyard and B&B on the Banks Peninsula

Our clients on the Banks Peninsula have a love of European barns and planned to build a new one on their vineyard at French Farm near Akaroa. The 6-bay barn was based on the Timberworks designed English barn and was to provide storage for vineyard equipment, a home office and a wine tasting area and B&B accommodation upstairs at one end. There was also to be provision of a wood storage area at the back of the property under low eaves. Timberworks supplied the concept design and building consent drawings as well as crafting and installing the timber frame. Bandsawn heart Macrocarpa was used and treated with a salt solution stain which gave an immediate aged, weathered look as well as being a wood preservative. The cypress weatherboards were also treated with the salt solution and together with the red barn roof mean the building fits in to its surrounding perfectly.

To see this property first-hand, go for a wine-tasting or stay a night; Valley Road Vineyard.

A Timberworks English Barn in Appleby

A Timberworks English Barn in Appleby

This Timberworks English barn overlooks the Waimea Estuary just along the coast from Nelson.  The clients wanted to create an English style barn with two bedrooms and en-suites that could be used for accommodation for themselves initially and then for guests in the future. The Timberworks pre-designed 6.2m wide frame suited the design brief and the bandsawn post and beam frame was exposed externally on the North side of the building to add another dimension to that elevation; whereas the  frame on the remaining three sides of the building was visible from the interior which is how the barns are generally finished.  The clients chose to line the ceilings in tongue and groove plywood to continue the timber theme and create a warm, traditional feel.  Timberworks supplied a full design, build and project management package for these clients, though we no longer offer a full-build option.

English Barn raising near Wanaka

English Barn raising near Wanaka

Stunning rural location not far from Wanaka, this property looks to mountain ranges all around.  Our client was a builder and enjoyed being very involved in the raising process, we are hoping for some finished photos soon!

 

Pre-engineered barn-style home in Tasman

English Barn in Tasman

Using a barn design that had already been engineered and built by Timberworks meant that this client saved on some design costs.  The ‘basic’ shape was extended with the addition of a lean-to which is currently being used as a wood store and an entrance-porch, thereby creating a more appealing shape to the building.  Though working to a tight budget, our clients were able to create a characterful, homely dwelling.