Class Q Barns Conversions
This legislation was a bit of a rural windfall in 2013 which allowed, under a variety of criteria, the conversion of certain types of rural barn to housing.
The statute has been tweaked recently and as many as five homes can be considered. The projects comprise occasional 'one off' large homes in stunning locations together with more compact dwellings for a different market.
The progression of these schemes needs great care as failure to comply to the statutory requirements can lead to failure. The correct preparation of submission is vital and buildings with permission are highly sought after.
Very often, the donor building can appear very unassuming and the right professional advice is essential to realistically assess what may be possible in a given situation. Nevertheless, wonderful homes can be created using this wonderful rural asset.
It is often surprising what kind of home can be created from such humble beginnings.