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Converting any outhouse building requires time and effort, so you need to ensure everything is planned and pre-thought before work begins.

Barns are often large unused buildings, meaning it’s wasted space that can be used for anything else, including the design of a new home. Of course, there will have to be structural and aesthetic changes and professional conversion specialists will be able to aid you every step of the way.

Why convert my barn?

Barn conversions can prove a cost effective way to build a new home, with existing infrastructure already in place. The external look doesn’t have to change either, keeping the fantastic appeal of the barn.

Converting your barn:

  • Will provide you with plenty of extra space, which can be used for any purpose you see fit

  • Can be a cost effective way of adding more living space, with the existing infrastructure already in place

  • Allows you to keep the traditional look, but with modern improvements on the inside

Barn conversion quotes

There’s no denying, converting your barn will prove to be a costly affair as there’s so much that needs to be implemented. That’s why it’s so important to compare quotes and ensure you receive the right price.

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Average Barn conversions cost

Barn conversion projects can vary significantly in price. How much you’ll end up spending depends on how big the building is, how much renovation work you’re going to do, and the type and quality of materials you use. It also depends on the professionals you hire and your location. However, to give you a rough idea of how much you might end up spending, the average cost for a barn conversion project is about £150,000.

Average price per Barn conversions job in 2021

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£112,500

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£150,000

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Barn conversions installation cost in 2021

Labour cost £105,000
Material cost £37,500
Waste removal £7,500
Time frame: 6+ months

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Barn conversions FAQs

Can I extend my barn conversion?

Generally, it’s possible to extend a barn conversion, but there are certain conditions that you’ll probably need to meet. Ultimately, it’s up to your local planning office to decide whether to approve your planned barn conversion extension or not.

Typically, small extensions on the side of a barn conversion are often approved, particularly if they serve to preserve the original character of the barn. This could be because the extension will mimic the appearance of the original structure, or house facilities that would look odd in the original building.

However, you probably won’t be allowed to build a larger extension, or one that isn’t in keeping with the appearance of the original barn.

Are barn conversions VAT exempt?

If you’ve converted a non-residential barn into a home, you might be able to reclaim some of the VAT that you’ve paid for your project. This includes money spent on:

• Construction materials

• Flooring

• Light fittings

• Kitchen units and worktops

• Electrical, heating and plumbing materials

To reclaim your VAT from HMRC, make sure you request and keep all of your invoices. You’ll also need proof of planning permission and evidence of completion. You should then submit your claim with all relevant paperwork within three months of receiving your completion certificate. You’re only allowed to submit one claim, so you’ll need to make sure you get it right first time.

Are barn conversions a good investment?

A barn conversion can be a great investment for lots of reasons. When done well, barn conversions can be great at holding their value, meaning you could sell yours for a great price. They can also look fantastic, often with period features coupled with large areas of glazing. This can make them a great place to live, especially if you enjoy being in the countryside.

However, barn conversions do have their disadvantages. They may require extensive renovation work to bring their energy efficiency levels up to standard, which can be very expensive. It’s also important to be aware of their location – they might be on a working farm or close to several other converted buildings.

It’s essential to get a survey conducted before you buy a barn you plan to convert. This can tell you about any structural problems it might have and give you an indication of whether you might be able to get permission to convert it. You can also buy barns with planning permission already in place.

What is a barn conversion?

A barn conversion is where an agricultural building is altered to serve a different purpose. Lots of barns conversion projects involve converting an old barn into one or more homes. However, barns can also be converted into other types of commercial building, like offices.

Are barn conversions cold?

If you’re considering converting a barn or buying one, you shouldn’t need to worry about it being cold. This is because building regulations dictate that when you convert a barn, you need to insulate it to meet specific standards. However, it’s worth considering its heating system and ceiling heights carefully – some barn conversions are likely to take longer and be more expensive to heat up than others.

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