Traditional and Modern Barn Conversions

Our planning team design and advise on a wide range of barn and agricultural conversion projects, from initial planning appraisals and pre-application, through to permitted development rights (Class Q), change of use or full planning permission.

What we do

Assisting clients repurpose obsolete farm buildings into valuable assets through the design and planning process, from initial concept visuals to fully detailed designs.

Traditional Barn Conversions

Traditional Barn Conversions

Obtaining approval for conversion of traditional barns such as threshing barns or cart sheds into residential dwellings, holiday lets or office accommodation.

Modern Barn Conversions

Modern Barn Conversions

Obtaining approval for modern farm buildings with no architectural merit to be converted to residential dwellings under permitted development rights (Class Q).

Talk to us about conversion projects

We can help with repurposing obsolete farm buildings into valuable assets, call 01522 526 526

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How we can help

  • Our award winning architectural designer works with our planning consultants and clients to produce high quality architectural drawings, from building plans and elevations to detailed site layouts of traditional and modern barn conversions to create high quality unique homes.
  • Our team provide planners with a case for the justification of the retention of rural buildings which include:
    • Structural integrity
    • Analysis of the heritage and previous uses
    • Understanding of the restraints and opportunities
    • Embracing existing features and quirks
    • Renewable energy opportunities and award winning eco building design
    • Ecology studies
    • Reason for conversion as opposed to new-build
  • Advising on eco-build and design of barn conversions including renewable energy projects
  • Advising on renewable energy grants available, with previous projects able to take full advantage of the receipt of payments available such as Feed-In Tariff’s (FITs) and Renewable Heat Incentives (RHI)
  • Sites in a range of different settings, including conservation areas, Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) alongside listed buildings

Why JHWalter

  • Award winning in-house architectural designer - Winner of the Harry Johnson Award: Best New Building 2018
  • Extensive planning experience and expertise
  • Our planning consultants work with our team of RICS chartered surveyors and rural business consultants to ensure opportunities are fully maximised and explored
  • Creative and innovative solutions for conversions and renovations
  • Qualified in eco building design
  • Founded 1790, long established reputation for providing realistic, honest and impartial advice
  • Trusted to Provide Inspired Solutions

What our Clients Say

“Our family have worked closely with JHWalter for many projects over the years. The planning team kept me informed of the progress throughout the project and their expertise and advice has been invaluable. I would highly recommend the JHWalter planning team.“

"After two very disappointing experiences with other agents, we’d like to say a big thank you for the work that the planning team put into our planning application and using their extensive knowledge to achieve our desired outcome. It took a tremendous amount of stress out of the whole process."

"Unfortunately the vagaries of the planning system conspired against us and it took a mammoth effort to get our project through planning. Without the blend of skills and experience in this team I am sure that we would have failed."

Key Contact

Steve Catney
BA (Hons) Partner, Town Planner 01522 504 330
Steve Catney