On Site: Barn Conversion – Structural Anchoring, Waterproofing and Timber Treatment

On Site: Barn Conversion – Structural Anchoring, Waterproofing and Timber Treatment

Barn Conversion to rural B&B guesthouse in Monmouthshire

Over recent months, Protectahome has been heavily involved in several stages of work to convert this unused barn in rural Monmouthshire into a countryside B&B getaway. Protectahome has completed Structural Repairs and Waterproofing on the project and we’re now due to return for a third stage of works involving Timber Treatment.

Structural Anchoring

During the planning phase, the existing structure was assessed by structural engineers and found to be requiring a considerable amount of structural repair works to make it suitable for the future conversion works. Protectahome successfully installed numerous Sock Anchors across several elevations in order to provide lateral restraint and stabilisation to the barn.


The barn is partly earth retaining to one elevation beneath the footprint of the adjoining farmhouse. As the previously unused barn is being converted to habitable accommodation, Protectahome were tasked with designing and installing a waterproofing system that would protect the internal finishes from water ingress from the ground. Our bespoke system involved installing Cavity Drain Membrane and periphery drainage channel to allow the Type C System to passively drain.

Timber Treatment

Whilst general building works have progressed and a new roof installed to the barn, the project is now at a stage where we have been asked to return to undertake Timber Treatment works. Evidence of Woodworm is present in some of the original timbers that will remain after the conversion to maintain the authentic look of the barn. Protectahome’s highly experienced operatives will be attending site in the near future to complete the paste treatment to these timbers.

Keep an eye out for the completed case study in the coming months.

November 4th, 2016|