South Yorkshire is scattered with beautiful farm land and that in turn means plenty of agricultural buildings and barns that can potentially be converted into living or retail space. CK Architectural have experience in the finer points of converting buildings through great design and knowledge on local planning policies. Although the buildings may seem disused and unloved we can help you design a modern living space in the heart of the countryside that will combine a traditional period twist with modern comforts.
GAINING PLANNING PERMISSION
In recent years there has been a focus on unlocking more of the disused farm buildings, but the process is not straightforward. Often you can gain permission via the permitted development route which means that planning permission is not always required. If permitted development is not applicable for your project then the team at CK Architectural can give you the best advice and help determine the likelihood of success.
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.
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.