Considerations when converting a barn

A home is a huge investment and so is any work you do on the property. You need to make sure you pick the right materials and must have a great design. In addition, you need to work with the right people. If you want an architect London has lots to offer, but Coffey Architects stands out from the rest. We can add value to your project and oversee the whole thing.

The projects we take on are very diverse, including transforming various properties into homes. One is to convert old barns. There are certain things you will want to keep in mind when considering a barn conversion project.

How Much Information Do You Have?

Firstly, you need to know as much as you can about the work before you start. This ensures you have all the information you need before committing the time and money. With us, during the initial consultation with the architect London clients will be able to ask questions about the specifics of the work. We will then provide as many details as we can.

Suitability For Conversion

Barns vary in terms of design, meaning that they are not all suitable for a conversion. One of the first questions you need to ask your architect should be whether you can convert. We will look at factors like the design, location, general condition, and age. Once we also understand your requirements, we will be able to give you an answer.

How Long Will It Take?

You cannot know exactly how long the work will take. A plan can change and there might be delays. You can however talk to your architect and we will be able to estimate the time-frame. You should let us know if there is a deadline you need to hit. We will work hard to make sure we stick to it if possible.

Is Planning Permission Necessary?

A lot of barn conversions will require planning permission. You will need it if the work involves significant alterations to the space. You should apply as early on as you can. The reason for this is that the faster you secure it, the sooner you can start the work.

How Much Will It Cost?

The overall cost will depend on various factors like how extensive the work will be. You also need to think about your choice of materials, the design, and how many workers the project needs. You should speak to an architect about your budget and how the choices will influence cost.

Contact Coffey Architects if you require more guidance about barn conversions or any other project. We can provide answers to numerous questions and make any work go smoothly. You will get the chance to work with a successful architect London property owners can trust; reach out now.