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Keep Beams!

Category: Conversion Design Advice August 10th, 2010 by mbc

Utilise as much of the original structure as you can and make the most of it.

Keep internal beams, exposed stonework (on fully internal walls only, building regulations prohibit exposed stonework on the interior of external walls), reuse original flooring…

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Rather than my usual wordy ramblings I thought I’d challenge myself to come up with some short gems of (throw-away) advice on how I think you should go about a conversion… Snippets …this is one!

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