Five Acre Barn has won three RIBA awards; a National, Regional and RIBA East Small Project of the Year. The jury commented: "Everywhere the finishes are simple and the mid-century furniture, artwork and light fittings bring a Shoreditch-style to Suffolk. What is most surprising, and pleasing given the standard of workmanship, is that the project has largely been a
self-build. The owners not only installed the cedar shingle cladding themselves, but completed most of the joinery and decoration. The scale and budget might be modest, but this imaginative building punches well above its weight".