While we work with clients who aim to custom or self build in Kent, Sussex or Surrey, we also convert existing buildings such as barns and oast houses. Converting barns and other outbuildings has perhaps become something of a tradition in itself across the south east of England. Conversion allows decaying and redundant buildings, some with significant historic interest, to be preserved for future generations. Making these buildings habitable provides an opportunity to add a new layer to this history as well as reusing and reinventing these spaces.
Barn conversions typically provide grand open-plan spaces downstairs, usually with a double-height running from the cart entrance to its exit. Any first floor rooms often need to be ingeniously inserted within an existing timber frame to maximise available space. Some clients however will want to re-imagine their barn conversion in more radical ways. Either way, Vernacular Homes, as building contractors in Kent, East Sussex and Surrey, are experienced in providing all the necessary services to convert and complete your reused building.