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    • TamsinC
    • By TamsinC 8th Jan 18, 2:00 PM
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    Barn conversion advice please
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    • 8th Jan 18, 2:00 PM
    Barn conversion advice please 8th Jan 18 at 2:00 PM
    Hello there from a newbie - we are looking at buying a house with a barn on site - very close to the house - the barn is small 34 ft x 16 ft approx; 50m2 downstairs and apparently has 2x 2nd story (mezzanine levels I'm assuming) - one at each end. We haven't seen it yet (Friday). It is grade 2 listed, black shiplap and a slate? roof, and roof beams. It has had a garage put in at one end. The roof definitely needs work - probably needs coming off completely and redoing and the shiplap definitely needs a lot of work too - and it seems silly to not do as much work as possible at the same. Assuming we get planning to turn it into something - a summer room, or a grand annex, or a holiday let - could this work be done on 80K? I do realise I am asking how long a piece of string is but could it be possible? We will have to repair it anyway - I'm thinking 10K for the roof and another 10K for redoing the shiplap if nothing else. Many thanks in advance for trying to answer the impossible.
    Last edited by TamsinC; 08-01-2018 at 2:45 PM. Reason: adding info
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    • TamsinC
    • By TamsinC 9th Jan 18, 4:16 PM
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    Many thanks to everyone - at the moment I can say my heart isn't in renovating this particular barn - looks like it will be too much work for too much money for very little gain. Still going to look at it but . . . the tips from everyone have been invaluable and I feel I have managed to wave away those rose tinted glasses.
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