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Our Industrial barn conversion adventure began in March 2016. We started a blog in order to capture our story and document the ups and downs of our self build. We had a vision of the interior from an early stage and whilst we did have a few changes of heart, the end result was pretty much as we had initial envisaged, a dark, industrial style with a few design elements added in. We call it “Industrial Luxe”.

We hope that you enjoy our blog and it helps for inspiration and advice and of course if you have any questions or comments, feel free to get in touch!

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Bora Induction Hob Review

This is our Bora Induction Hob Review. We don't have mains gas, but is a bora induction hob a worthy replacement? What is a Bora hob? Do they work well and are they worth the money? Cooking is a passion of ours: my passion falls solely on the eating element of it! We...

How We Clean Our Polished Concrete Floor

Polished concrete floors are all the rage, but how easy is it to clean? Find out how we do ours. Is this the best solution to clean polished concrete floors? When it comes to cleaning, I would describe my style as sporadic. Rushed? Usually. Methodical? Almost never....

Reduced Rate VAT for Barn Conversions

Now we're finally in a position to move forward with a builder and start thinking about the finances, I've had to try and get my head around the complicated minefield that is HMRC! As we are converting a building 'which has not previously been...

Grand Designs Live Vs Homebuilding Show

We visited Grand Designs Live at the NEC in Birmingham back in October, 2016. Here's a brief summary of the Pros and Cons of the show, in our experience What's good about Grand Designs Live? People are drawn to the show because of the success...

The Search for our Ideal Builder

I posted back in October about our dilemma between Project Managing the build ourselves and hiring a full-scale Contractor to complete the job from start to finish, along with the seemingly infinite possibilities in between. Read about our...