SOMERSET Barn Conversions
Various barn projects across Somerset
We have been heavily involved with multiple barn conversion projects across Somerset, largely due to the surplus of agricultural industry in the West Country and unused farm buildings. Countryside living holds more appeal than ever in recent years and whether you’re working from home, home schooling, have relatives staying or simply looking for space away from the neighbours, converting an unused barn or outbuilding can be a great solution. With people tending to holiday more in the UK in recent years, there’s also the lucrative opportunity to generate additional income by creating a unique holiday home.
Unused barns can be an attractive prospect as they often provide large open plan spaces in idyllic settings. Modern conversions can be highly energy efficient if converted in the right way, and often suit materials that hold low embodied energy such as timber. When converting a barn there are many things to consider and processes to go through, with planning permission at the forefront of this. The local authority may class the project as a re-build rather than a conversion as agricultural buildings carry different regulations to homes.
For both landowners and potential developers, unused outbuildings are an attractive prospect, and for architects, they can make for an exciting project. With our design and technical expertise we can advise you every step of the way, making the whole process more manageable, providing full visualisation services for every project.