WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BARN CONVERSIONS
First of all, what is a barn conversion? Well, it’s exactly what it says on the tin. Converting a farm building into a habitable home has become an incredibly popular and sought-after property venture.
With rustic exteriors, high ceilings and beautiful countryside locations, a barn can make for an impressive home.
Though, converting a barn is, by no means, a simple task. Let’s talk about it.
Where To Start
There are three main architectural types of a barn: box construction, cruck framed and post & truss. Different types of a barn will require slightly different approaches when converting. So, knowing what type of barn you have is a good thing.
Since 2014, agricultural buildings have been accepted under permitted development rights, making it easier for barn conversions to go ahead without the need for planning permission. Though, there are still regulations that must be met, such as the barn cannot be a listed building.
With Bespoke Norfolk Group, we can take the guesswork out of barn conversions, providing the opportunity to make your barn conversion venture all that little bit easier.
Making It Your Own
As you will be working with a farming building that hasn’t been lived in before, you want to be able to make it your own, while still celebrating its original beauty.
The key to making your barn conversion look its absolute best is to use core materials of the original building’s character. Though, some contrasting elements can also be implemented to give that homely feel.
Natural light can sometimes be hard to benefit from with a barn conversion. So, try adding glazing where you can and, perhaps, some stunning Velux windows to allow ample light to fill the new home.
With barn conversions, many people opt for keeping the rustic, character-filled exterior and then going with a pop of modern twist in the interior, allowing that blend of two worlds to come together as one.
As mentioned earlier, barn conversions are difficult projects that can come with several hidden surprises and costs. And there are many aspects to consider when it comes to requirements and regulations.
With all of this in mind, that is why you should make sure the construction company you decide to work with have the skills and experience to see your barn conversion dreams come true.
Here at Bespoke Norfolk Group, we have just that. Having worked on barn conversions before, creating amazing results for our clients, we know what to expect and how to get the job done successfully.
If you would like to hear more about how we can help with your barn conversion, or you want to know more about what else we do, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today.