Planning to building regulations
Once permission is in place, it is then time to produce buildings regulation and construction drawings.
Often barns are poorly built and adding more weight may be difficult, but using the existing external walls and finish will probably form part of the planning condition.
We can design for water proofing and insulation so that the desired outcome isn’t affected.
Service and drainage are also a challenge. Where this is unavailable, we will advise on all the options open to you.
In actual fact if you do choose to carry out a barn conversion, you will actually need to adhere to the same rules as most new build properties, in which:
SAP calculations, this will design the energy efficiency of the home, and give requirements for insulation and heating performance.
The building will need to be assessed for structural stability.
Sound testing will be required on completion, but all construction elements affecting sound, need to be detailed and built in accordance with approved plans.
All other documents of the building regulations will need to be checked via full plans approval prior to commencing.
After addressing all of this carefully, we will provide you with a detailed set of building regulation drawings that will allow you to tender if you wish and give you a guide for the build.
From that point, you can move forward with your barn conversion project to choose a builder to carry out the work as you see fit, or alternatively, carry out a project management service like ours where we’ll do this for you and manage the whole thing.