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Dulux used in ex-cow-shed conversion

Dulux Trade Diamond Matt and Weathershield have been used to transform three cattle barns into luxury accommodation in Norfolk.

Dulux used in ex-cow-shed conversion

>When Matthew Monk set about converting three former cattle barns into 12 luxury one, two and three bedroom holiday apartments his aim was to maintain the authentic rustic charm of the original buildings while creating interiors with that real ‘wow’ factor.

He says: “The barns consisted of three separate buildings surrounding an archetypical rural courtyard; a set up we were convinced would be extremely attractive to tourists visiting the area and a genuine alternative to some of the luxurious hotels we would be competing with. We needed the interiors to have that five star feel while the exteriors needed to resemble the original barns.”

Dulux Trade Diamond Matt was used for the interior whilst Dulux Trade Weathershield Woodstain AP and Weathershield Opaque AP were used for the exterior.

Available in over 12,000 colours, Dulux Trade Diamond Matt is an extremely tough and washable matt emulsion that uses Dulux Trade Diamond Technology, specifically formulated to make it ten times more durable than vinyl silks. It is resistant to many common stains and will wipe clean without losing its attractive matt finish, making it ideal for use in high traffic areas, such as hotels and holiday homes.

Weathershield Woodstain AP is a high performance solvent-based exterior woodstain, which produces a water repellent, semi transparent, satin finish which allows the grain to show through. It is suitable for use on both soft and hard woods and the unique advanced protection technology means exterior joinery is not only protected from extreme weather for six years, but also looks better for longer.

Weathershield Opaque AP retains all the high performance qualities of Weathershield Woodstain AP, producing a water repellent, satin finish in a solid colour. The highly flexible paint like finish resists peeling, flaking or blistering and allows the true texture of the wood to show through.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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