Dilapidated tin barn turned into award-winning home

Tinkers Barn in Bressingham, near Diss, which is for sale after its conversion into a four-bed home.

Tinkers Barn in Bressingham, near Diss, which is for sale after its conversion into a four-bed home. Picture: Bedfords - Credit: Bedfords

An award winning barn conversion that went through a complicated planning process before getting the go ahead has gone on the market for £749,000.

The interior of Tinkers Barn in Bressingham, near Diss, which won the coveted RIBA 2019 Suffolk Desi

The interior of Tinkers Barn in Bressingham, near Diss, which won the coveted RIBA 2019 Suffolk Design Award. Picture: Bedfords - Credit: Bedfords

Tinkers Barn in Bressingham, near Diss, stands in an acre of grounds with its garden straddling an ancient moat.

The barn recently scooped the coveted RIBA 2019 Suffolk Design Award. It was praised by judges for maintaining the vernacular style of the original black corrugated tin clad barn, and for its use of traditional building materials.

The interior of Tinkers Barn in Bressingham, near Diss, which won the coveted RIBA 2019 Suffolk Desi

The interior of Tinkers Barn in Bressingham, near Diss, which won the coveted RIBA 2019 Suffolk Design Award. Picture: Bedfords - Credit: Bedfords

The barn was converted by Nest Developments who specialise in niche building projects and focus on working within the setting of an existing building.

Director Nick Glendinning said: "This was a more complicated project than we originally thought, due to the state of the barn we were converting. This property is on precisely the same footprint as the original barn and with the corrugated black walls looks little different. We want people to enjoy modern living with a sense of history."


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The new home, with four bedrooms over two floors, and an open-plan living room and kitchen, is being sold by Bedfords.

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