Barn Conversion Design – Studio63 Architecture

Studio63 Architecture can guide you through the process of your barn conversion from start to finish at affordable rates. We handle all projects in Weston Super Mare and North Somerset. Our comprehensive barn conversion design process can transform your barn into a new studio space, family home, and holiday let B&B or even offices.

Steps Involved in a Barn Conversion

Class Q Permitted Development Under Class Q of the General Permitted Development Order, it is possible to convert some barns into residential dwellings. This permitted development right has proved highly effective, as many local planning policies often resist barn conversions to residential use except in very limited circumstances and generally resist the development of new homes in countryside locations. Studio63 architecture can guide you through this process and submit plans to ensure that the proposals fall within the Permitted development boundaries and gain approval from the council for peace of mind.


Getting a Building Regulations Approval: All barns need building regulations approval before starting any operations regardless of the size. We can help you apply for all the necessary approval documents, including the complete plans building application route, because it will give you all the needed protection and reassurance.

Surveying the Barn: Barns aren’t usually the best structures or stable since they only store agricultural produce. So we work with surveyors, architects, and structural engineers to inspect the building and determine if it’s an excellent fit for conversion.

Determining the Style: In many barn designs, there is usually an element of the original barn design present in the finished work. To what extent the original design has on the new format will depend on you and what attracts you the most about the barn.

Adding Insulation and Heating Systems: Most barns have no insulation or heating systems, so you will need to add designs that are on par with today’s standards. Most of this insulation would mean insulating the walls internally and adding breathable insulation materials like sheep wool by the studs, which you can cover with plasterboards.

Adding Utilities and Services: This involves connecting the building to necessary services like mains gas, water, drainage, and electricity. You can get quotes from different suppliers and compare them before making a decision. A way of lowering the bills is using renewable options like solar electric panels and heat pumps.

Why You Should Hire Us for Your Conversion Design Project

Experience: We have over ten years of experience in the Architectural services sector delivering quality service to all of your clients. Our team follows all the standards as written in the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and certification to prove it.

Guiding Hand: Planning a barn conversion can be pretty confusing, and it doesn’t help that the rates of refusal for barn conversions are high without the proper guidance. We can do that for you and increase your chances of securing your approval so you can kickstart your project.

Efficient Planning: We will help you plan out a timeline for your project to know when to expect the finished work. The time it takes your project to be ready typically depends on complexity, structural works, fittings, materials, etc., which we will include in our forecasting.

You can find out more information about our barn conversion design services by reaching out to us on 07773021828 or sending an email to We are excited to have a conversation with you about what you want for your barn conversion and bring it to life.