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Blacksheepdesign Bespoke Barn

This restoration and renovation lovingly converted an old plumbing building into a new barn-styled design studio for the flock at Blacksheepdesign. Carefully maintaining the façade of the old building and salvaging materials from the demolition allowed a sympathetic renovation and office fit out that transformed an old and neglected space into fresh and functional business premises.

Specifications & Materials

  • 202m2 floorplan in CBD
  • Earthquake strengthening
  • Repurposed salvaged timber/steel
  • Roof lights
  • Old barn doors & recycled timber to line office exteriors
  • Polished concrete floor


  • Open plan commercial
  • Office fit out
  • Light, bright new office studio

“A faithful restoration with a contemporary flavour of the 1920s era building housing Blacksheepdesign has earned Humphries Construction an award for the best commercial building restoration project in New Zealand in 2012. Humphries won a gold award for its work and was restoration category winner at the New Zealand Commercial Projects awards … ”

- Talia Shadwell

Manawatū Standard (14 May 2013)

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