Two Shropshire fifth generation family businesses joined together on an extensive restoration scheme, now nearing completion, transforming an ancient redundant barn complex in rural Shropshire into six outstanding country homes of character.
Shrewsbury-based Morris Property has refurbished the barns at English Frankton near Ellesmere to form six family homes in an 18 month restoration project.
The Tudor Griffiths Group, a family business which has owned the land for generations, called on Morris Property and its specialist Morris Joinery team to give the disused barns a new lease of life as they were no longer suited to modern farming techniques.
Tudor Griffiths supplied all the building materials from its own network of builders’ merchants and concrete plants across Shropshire and also the bespoke kitchens and bathrooms and quality finishes throughout.
The three and four-bedroom homes will be made available to rent in the Autumn so people can live in a beautiful setting without the significant outlay of buying a country house.
James West of Morris Property said: “The client has close connections to the site and wanted a sympathetic restoration which really did it justice. We have used our skills and experience to deliver homes of great quality which meet high modern standards while still retaining the buildings’ character.
“We have kept as much of the existing structure as possible and re-used bricks and slate to preserve the feel and authenticity of the setting. Our joinery team has handmade all the internal and external joinery with bespoke windows and doors for all six homes.
“The solid oak staircases for example have been crafted to last for several lifetimes and will look as good in 100 years’ time as they do now.”
Tudor Griffiths, Managing Director, said: “Frankton Barns has been in our family for generations and it’s a proud moment for us to finally have the work completed on the barns. The quality of the workmanship throughout is superb and really adds to the spectacular views of the Shropshire countryside which makes the properties so special.
“The Tudor Griffiths Group has been in operation for five generations, as has the Morris family, and having the opportunity to work on such a prestigious project together has been wonderful. The project really has been a joint effort and thanks to the skilled craftsmen from both sides, we have a stunning barn complex which we are immensely proud of.”
Morris Property is a leading construction and development company with a 100 year heritage of creating new-build, contemporary developments and sensitively converting, restoring and refurbishing landmark buildings. Its joinery team of craftsmen offers a full range of domestic and commercial services.