Barn conversions may well be required the ultimate in renovations: taking something meant for livestock and storage and turning it into a fabulous living space. Refresh Renovations work with homeowners all over the country looking to update their cottages, recreate their barn spaces and design and build fresh extensions onto old houses across rural land. Of course, with so many variables at stake, barn conversions require skilled specialists… and that’s exactly where our team come in.
What aspects of Barn Conversion do Refresh undertake?
- Design and build
- Old house renovation
- Cottage renovation
- Traditional Barn Conversions
- Barn Conversion Extensions
- Conservation Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent
- Design and Build
## What are the current trends in Barn Conversions?
Indeed barn conversions are often transformed into such timeless spaces that there can barely be said to be any trends in such design projects at all! However, the most popular requests for barn conversion jobs experienced by the Refresh Renovations team include large floor-to-ceiling windows, restored wooden beams as an architectural feature throughout and open-plan kitchen installation. All work just perfectly in barns with high ceilings and the opportunity to let in plenty of natural light.
## How much does a standard Barn Conversion cost?
In order to provide an accurate quotation, Refresh Renovations offers a property visit to the cottage or barn ahead,creat any designs and floorplans that may be required, create a scope of works and get an independent estimate for the build costs. This allows us to scope out the job properly and work bespoke to your requirements. Generally speaking, you can expect the cost to come in at somewhere around £1,500- £3,000 per square metre of floorspace dependant on the specification of finish you require, and the level of structural work required.
## Why choose Refresh for my Barn Conversion or Cottage Renovation?
Refresh put together a team tailored to each project: including builders, electricians, plumbers, architects, dampness specialists and interior designers. This means that you have exactly the right people for the job working – and when all overseen by a dedicated project manager, you can be guaranteed of a great finish.
## Will I need planning permission for a Barn Conversion or Old House Renovation?
Barn conversions and older homes/cottages are often subject to planning permission requirements and/or listed building consent processes. This is considered quite daunting for homeowners but Refresh take the worry right out of their hands: by working directly with the Local Planning Authority and managing the process from end-to-end through applications and appeals. This strategic relationship allows us to create beautiful conversions and renovations while remaining sympathetic to planning restrictions and guidance, so your renovation dream can become a reality no matter how old/unusual your buildings are.
## What areas do Refresh operate in?
Refresh Surrey & Hampshire work on barn conversions throughout Hook Heath, Cobham, Weybridge, Virginia Water and the surrounding areas.
Thinking about getting started on your barn conversion in Surrey & Hampshire? Get in touch to book a free, no-obligation consultation with your local Refresh Renovations Specialist.