Manor Farm Barn Conversion, Leicestershire

Client: McHugh Construction Ltd


Abacus Design provided structural engineering services including an initial survey, scheme design and full design of steel frame, detailing and site inspections.


Abacus also provided design guidance on oak purlins and feature trusses including connection detailing.


Due to the poor condition of the original barn and the proposed layout including extensive glazing, a new steel portal frame was designed and detailed to provide the layout flexibility required by the client’s brief.


Due to the detailing between old and new elements of the building, close liaison with the client was required and numerous meetings were held to discuss every detail to ensure the brief was fully met.



Gerry McHugh, Managing Director of McHugh Construction Ltd:


“I have been very satisfied with the service you have provided and will contact you again if required on future projects”


Since completion we have assisted McHugh Construction on several other schemes.

Oak Truss

Purlin Connections to Oak Truss