Successful Barn Conversions with Timber Windows and Doors

Many new build developments comprise of tightly packed plots of uninspiring properties. If you’ve dreamed of a home with more character and space, a barn conversion could provide the answer.

Typically sold to developers as a shell, it is possible to create an interior that perfectly suits your requirements. Few modern home kitchen diners can compete with the open plan potential of a barn conversion!

Whether you are undertaking a barn conversion as the homeowner, architect or project manager the trick is to ensure that all development enhances the natural character of the building and adds to its integrity. Think large timber doors, timber cladding, traditional casement windows, reclaimed natural stone slabs and sturdy ironmongery. The appearance should reflect the functional, robust appearance of an agricultural building.

Bespoke Wooden Windows for Barn Conversions

The style of window plays an important part in creating a sympathetic barn restoration. If there are existing windows in the property, it may be possible to restore these or use them as a design template for the creation of replacement wooden windows.


In the majority of barn conversions, the design of the main elevation is restricted. As an example, you need to make use of existing openings for windows and doors. As such, standard fittings seldom fit the bill, but bespoke wooden windows and oversized hardwood doors start to bring the building to life.

The Hinson Custom Made workshop is based in the countryside north of Milton Keynes. We have considerable experience and expertise in creating handcrafted wooden windows and doors for barn conversions.

Oversized Hardwood Doors and Narrow Windows

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Designed to allow access for large agricultural machinery, barn entrances are voluminous. In conversions, they are often used to create the grandest of welcomes. Alternatively, they are fitted with sliding bi-fold doors, which can open for seamless movement between interior and exterior spaces. Made to exacting measurements, Hinson’s bespoke wooden front or bi-fold doors offer the perfect fit.

Narrow ventilation strips are a feature of agricultural buildings. If you opt for a bespoke joinery service, these can also be glazed. This retains an important architectural detail and allows the interior to benefit from natural light. They also create wonderful frames of the outside world from the interior. We’re talking rolling countryside, mature gardens and stunning views, who needs pictures on the wall?

The Finishing Touches to Timber Windows and Doors

With a selection of treated hardwoods, it is possible to handcraft windows and doors that complement wooden beams, cladding and surrounding buildings. The natural colour and grain of the timber can be celebrated, or a variety of colour finishes can be applied.

No matter what the finish, top quality hardwood doors and wooden windows are long lasting and aesthetically desirable. For the final finishing touch, all Hinson Custom Made timber windows and doors come with a guarantee.

For further information or to arrange a site visit, please call Hinson Custom Made on 01908 516333 or complete our online enquiry form.