The  Viking architect that designs more than Longhouses
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Historic Buildings
Barn Conversions
Design Lines has worked on several farm and Victorian commercial conversion projects to turn otherwise derelict buildings into new homes.
Usually such works are for individual clients,  although every now and then a speculative developer will want larger premises altered. One of these was the old Convent at Wolsingham,  where developer Beechwood Homes asked Design Lines to complete the design works to fit 10 new dwellings into the original buildings.
We were also appointed as site architects for the refurbishment of several old farm buildings at West Farm,  Backworth,  Tyne & Wear for Hyperion Homes.
We have a depth of experience of older buildings,  most of which have been converted to housing. In this we have at times needed to work with archaeologists to establish what was on site before the works could commence.
At Percy Gardens in Tynemouth we successfully refurbished the original lodge when extensive repairs and renovation was required.  The lodge serves as the resident gardeners house and had not been modernised for decades. We integrated a new roof and remodelled the interior. The replacement windows were based on old Victorian photographs of the house when new.
The Chapel,  at the old Convent,  Wolsingham.
Dukes Meadow,  Backworth.
The Lodge,  Percy Gardens,  Tynemouth.
Of course its not just older buildings that need refurbishing from time to time,  and we can help with any scale of work to existing buildings from a full scale remodelling to simple maintenance works.  
We specified the replacement of the original render at Priory Court in Tynemouth, with the job also including adding insulation to save energy.
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Church Street,  Bishop Middleham.
The old Convent,  Wolsingham.