Barn Conversion, Gorran

This barn conversion at Gorran was originally designed as a holiday cottage for another client.

A new client approached me to see if they could obtain full residential planning permission. Originally the barn was just a concrete block built structure, so nowadays it would probably not be supported for conversion, but under Restormel Council’s former policy it was acceptable. Also, the original holiday planning permission was still valid as the previous client had started the work. Therefore, with the help of a planning consultant who prepared a planning statement, permission was granted. During this process, the layout was remodelled to suit the conversion's new use as a home.

Building Regulation approval was obtained by us for the amended plans, and site inspections were carried out during construction in order to issue an architectural certificate.

My client arranged for a local stone mason to face the original blockwork with Cornish natural stone. The oak windows and doors were made by the client himself. The back elevation is slate hung, as seen in the photographs.

Status: All moved in.

Building Type

Barn ConversionHousing

Services Provided

ArchitecturePlanning






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