Barn Conversions in Guildford, Horsham, Dorking and the Surrounding Areas

As part of our exclusive range of building services in Surrey, Sussex, and Kent, we offer a full design and build facility for barn conversions. Whilst providing additional space for both domestic and commercial use, our turnkey barn remodelling services are extremely beneficial for city and town dwellers looking for a rural getaway that accommodates the entire family.

If you’re living in Guildford, Horsham, Dorking or any of the surrounding areas we cover, and looking to renovate an existing property or buy a barn to convert, please contact our building contractors at C Ansell & Sons today.


What Are Barn Renovations and Conversions?

Mostly seen on rural properties where outbuildings are a common sight, barn conversions make ideal alternatives to house extensions and other building works. Particularly useful for clients who live in listed properties where a local planning authority may reject any form of visual renovations, converted barns allow for extra floor space and usage whilst remaining in keeping with the surrounding buildings and overall aesthetics.

Guidelines for Domestic Barn Remodelling

Most plans for barn conversions in the UK fall under Class Q permitted development rights. By forwarding a prior approval application to your local planning authority, you should receive permission within 56 days of submission. This official approval allows you to begin construction on your new property.

In order to qualify for Class Q approval, the following criteria must be met:

  • The barn must have been used for agricultural purposes within the past ten years

  • It cannot be listed; both planning permission and listed building consent will be required for these converted barns

  • The property must be structurally sound and capable of conversion

  • The overall character of the building must be maintained during the barn remodelling design and construction stages

  • Barn renovations cannot be passed via permitted development if the property stands within an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB), a conservation area or site of special scientific interest (SSSI), a national park, a World Heritage Site, or the Broads

As part of our professional services for clients in Guildford, Horsham, Dorking and the surrounding areas, C Ansell & Sons can help with this planning process, alleviating stress and ensuring the entire project runs smoothly. Our building contractors share over 200 years of experience and industry knowledge, a benefit which guarantees stress-free conversions from the groundworks to the final turnkey touches.


Barn Conversions for Commercial Use

Besides turning these historic buildings into stunning homes, our building contractors can develop them commercially. The application process is slightly different, following Class R permitted development rights. A major benefit for clients considering this option is that the property can be situated within the areas listed above.

Examples of the barn conversions designed and built by our building contractors at C Ansell & Sons include the following:

  • Airbnb and Holiday Let Properties

  • Artist and Photographic Studios

  • Event and Wedding Hire

  • Retail Units

  • Cafés and Restaurants

  • Home and Commercial Offices

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