Building design guides

Raising the roundwood cruck frames as part of the base camp extension © National Trust

Raising the roundwood cruck frames as part of the base camp extension

From visitor facilities and holiday cottages to bird hides and breweries, these case studies provide a comprehensive guide to how some of our buildings have been refurbished, adapted or a new structure built, often using green technology.

They include details from the project brief and construction through to invaluable lessons learnt. Our aim is to share knowledge and best practice, which in turn helps to inform the planning and design of other projects, improving cost-effectiveness and sustainability.

Conservation case studies

  • Cwrt Farm, Gwynedd (PDF/909KB)
    Helping to sustain a local industry. A range of farm buildings adapted to create offices and a fish-processing workshop.