Traditional Barn Conversions

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Stone and Timber Barn Conversion

Heritage Barn Conversions

Traditional Stone and Brick barns are a feature of the local countryside however at a typical 6m deep they are now not often practical with the invention of modern farming methods and larger herds. The farmers will downsize into the barn allowing the next generation to utilise the Farmhouse. This is a great way to stay on the farm and utilise a beautiful piece of local vernacular. Obtaining planning permission can provide you with that dream home in the countryside or maybe the way of life you have always dreamt of.
Barn Conversion stone with thatch
Listed Barn complex conversion
Thatch roof House
Stone Barn ready for Conversion

Where can you convert a Traditional Barn? 

Most local authorities are supportive of converting traditional barns into homes. Traditionally constructed farm buildings are part of our heritage, the objective of allowing conversions is to keep these buildings for the benefit of future generations.  This even extends to listed barns as, provided the conversion is sensitive, this can ensure the long-term use, maintenance, and therefore protection of the building. But in the process of conversion, these buildings are vulnerable to the loss of their essential characteristics, which is something all local authorities will seek to protect.  
Old roof tiles on barn
Converted barn lounge ideas
“The simplicity of traditional farm buildings should be retained in any conversion. Agricultural buildings are characterised by a few window and door openings. “
Barn Conversion Specialist
Existing stone barn before conversion
At Nordbarn we are experts in Traditional barn conversions. Due to their age they are often viewed as heritage assets and our conservation specialist in both architecture and planning ensure that the building is assessed thoroughly and any proposed design will accord with the principle the Council want to see included within a design.