Timber barn, Midlothian

Timber barn, Midlothian

The clients wanted a large rural barn/shed in which to store agricultural, gardening and leisure equipment. The building is clad in timber and carefully detailed, which means it is a much more attractive building than the standard metal sheds favoured in the locality. It is also a surprisingly economical solution.

The barn/shed uses an existing pole structure which was cut back and braced and a combination of straight and waney (rough) edge boarding. The straight edge is used on the public road side with the waney edge being used on the private, rural side. The change between the two types of timber at either end of the building is punctuated by double doors at one end, and a window at the other.

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