How we successfully connected a barn style kit home to an original house to extend the space

This project northwest of the Shoalhaven River in NSW is a perfect example of a family extending their space with a barn style kit home without the need of renovating their existing home.

The Southern Highlands has become a popular region in NSW for couples and families to settle and make a homestead. Despite land size being larger than urban blocks in major cities, local residents in the region are still looking at innovative ways to enhance their living space.

Take a look at this project completed in consultation with a builder, certifier and professional Cedarspan installers. A contemporary barn style kit home was successfully designed and constructed to adjoin the client’s existing freestanding 3-bedroom single level house.

Thanks to the knowledgeable team at Greenspan, an adjoining atrium formed an essential yet seamless connection between the main dwelling and the kit cabin. Featuring a fully functional kitchen, living room and dining area, the Cedarspan kit home shed added an extra 60m² of space while also extending onto 10.8×1.87m elevated verandah decking.

The vestibule connecting the barn style kit home to the original house.

Measuring 10.8x 5.6m in size, the Cedarspan 30C60 house kit featured a 35° pitch Cathedral roof, typical of classic barn shed homes in rural estates and a highlight for the customer who wanted clear uninterrupted ceiling space throughout.

Its Colorbond roof in Woodland Grey is highly durable in all kinds of weather while the board and batten cladding is known to be extremely robust to suit Australian conditions.

Made with 2.4m high internal walls, the entire structure was constructed on an elevated timber floor system complete with piers and concrete pads to meet the floor level of the existing house.

The client chose powder coated windows and doors with white architraves and painted the exterior cladding in dark grey for a modern look. With the addition of decking and landscaping, the flat pack cabin was completed with a high-end architectural aesthetic.

A 35° pitch Cathedral roof was a highlight for the customer who wanted clear uninterrupted ceiling space throughout.

To comply with local council, documentation including site plans, floor plans, elevation plans and drawings were supplied to the client as part of the development application and then modified to meet conditions of development consent. A BASIX certificate was issued for energy and water efficiency fittings, insulation and glazing; items within the barn style kit home that were customised specifically to meet council requirements.

Featuring a fully functional kitchen, living room and dining area, the Cedarspan kit home shed added an extra 60m² of space.

Barn Style Kit Home | Cedarspan House Kit

Overall, the project ran smoothly from initial consultation, right through to design, planning application, delivery and installation. Given the extensive experience in manufacturing prefab cabins for Greenspan – more than 45 years, in fact – no stone was left unturned and yet another beautiful Cedarspan cabin was successfully created.

Barn Style Kit Home | Cedarspan Barn Shed Homes

 

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