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Rural and Agritourism Design

Barn Conversions & Timber Frame

Converting a barn is a labour of love and we love them! We are Ontario’s experts in barn conversions. We have developed strategies and a team to guide you through the process.

Ontario’s barns are landmarks in their communities. They are iconic in the landscape and we want to help give them new reasons to live another 100 years. They are part of our history and we want them to be part of our future. We love the spaces on the interiors, the timber frame craftmanship, and the incredible stories they hold.

At VELD architect we help barn lovers who want a barn conversion of their own but don’t know where to start or if its even possible, go from stumbling around using google, to knowing exactly how to achieve a modern historic rich conversion. The Dream Team’s Barn Conversion Feasibility report will get you started confidently and avoid costly surprises later!

The Most Valuable Thing You Can Do is get your report done today!

Our Features Projects

Huron Estates Winery

Huron Estates Winery

Two of the founding advocates for grape growing in Huron County is now seeing their own vines develop and are ready for harvesting and processing in a new facility of their own! They are reusing a gorgeous triple-braced barn (previously built by a mayor of the area) with a threshing wheel! Integrating the history and […]

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Barn House 5

The client came to use a beautiful barn on a beautiful property with a view of a ravine. The barn was in excellent condition! We chose to renovate the barn while still standing (rather than rebuild it). The greatest challenge as always with barns is to work with the constraints of the barn structure and […]

Barn House 4

Barn House 4

This barn is the amalgamation of two barns put together and nestled in a valley overlooking a lake. The design maintains the barns original forms and most of the interior spaces are full height to the barn roof, exposing the beautiful structure. It also feature a silo observatory lookout and large expanses of glass to […]

Barn Shed Tillsonburg

Barn Shed Tillsonburg

This 4bent-3bay barn conversion is to a shed/garage/shop. The lower level will store sports cars and recreation vehicles. While the loft space will be storage. The double height space can open up and be used as entertaining area or additional storage. The height and form of the bents required a split level loft design to […]

Barn House 2

Barn House 2

Large spaces describe this barn house. The Client is hosting family, meals, exchanges, parties, you name it, therefore they wanted the barn space to be as open as possible. The barn frame is 35’x50′ with a swing beam. The swing beam is featured over the kitchen and the glass railing for the loft above.  In […]

Barn House 1

Barn House 1

Barn House 1 VELD architect is excited to be part of reclaiming a bit of history with a home constructed from an old bank barn. The Owner’s decided the existing farmhouse was not in sufficient good shape to renovate for their growing family. However, they will reclaim as many viable materials as possible for use […]

Local Community Food Centre

Local Community Food Centre – processing station

Local Community Food Centre – Processing Station VELD architect provided design, permit, and construction assistance services to the Local Community Food Centre in Stratford. The Centre receives thousands of donations of fresh food every year and they further distribute, or use themselves. At times the donations overwhelm the need, so the LCFC needed space to […]

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