zSelf Build Barn Conversion

Barn conversion at Gorran very near completion. Oak windows and doors made by the client, joiner Paul Grimmett. Paul and his wife have recently moved into their new home with their young child. Looks great!

This was originally designed as a holiday cottage for another client. Paul and Kate approached me to see if they could obtain full residential planning permission. This was duly obtained with the help of planning consultant Ivan Tomlin who prepared a planning statement. The layout was remodelled for their use as a home.

We also obtained Building Regulation approval for the amended plans and carried out site inspections during construction in order to issue an architectural certificate.

This barn was just a concrete block built structure originally and now probably would not be supported for conversion but under former Restormel Council's policy at the time is was acceptable. Also the previous client had started the work so that the original holiday planning permission was still valid.

Paul had arranged for a local stone mason Andy Gent to face the original blockwork with Cornish natural stone. The back elevation is going to be slate hung, when funds allow, to finally complete this lovely dwelling.

The property is well insulated and heated by a wood burning stove.






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