Completion of Ty Chwarel - Retreat2Wales

Post date: 12-Aug-2014 10:10:15

It gives us great pleasure to announce the completion and opening of Ty Chwarel, our first major project, seeing the conversion of a circa 1880's traditional stone built barn into the luxurious residence it is today.

Atriarc Planning & Construction has been responsible for the design, management and part of the formal build process converting the historic barn into a four bedroom detached dwelling, with three bathrooms and a large open plan, kitchen/ living room area.

The build process has taken just over two years and retains some of the most up to date technologies, the main one being a biomass district heating system serving the new conversion, existing farm house and later on, a second barn conversion (due to commence in the Autumn of 2014). However it also combines traditional build techniques using lime mortars to enhance the barn its external appearance whilst protecting the stone.

Where possible the original A frames were reused however to ensure the new roof could take the additional load, the A frames were double braced, side by side and bolted together giving a unique space in the open plan living room and


The windows and doors are Sapelle hardwood sourced from local suppliers.

The contemporary Oak staircase was a custom design by Atriarc and provides an impressive feature leading to the two, first-floor bedrooms and bathroom

The interior decoration has also been guided by Atriarc to meet the client specification to provide a contemporary yet, warm-homely feel.