Can I turn a barn into a house?
Furthermore, how much does it cost to convert a barn into a house?
To start, you'll need to put a new foundation under your new/old barn home ($5,000-$8,000). Then you'll need interior framing to shore up old walls and trusses ($7-$16 per square foot), drywall ($20-$30 per linear foot) and finally, a new shake shingle roof ($16,000-$27,000). It can add up.
Keeping this in view, do you need planning permission to convert a barn?
Class Q permitted development allows you to convert both old and new barns without having to request full planning permission, as long as: the building was in agricultural use on or before 20th March 2013; it isn't listed; it isn't in an area of AONB, a National Park or a conservation area.
Most Farm Credit lenders will finance the construction of a barndominium. Loan officers will evaluate both the customer's situation and plans to determine whether a loan can be made. Fortunately, appraisers like Young have seen that most barndominiums hold their value well and sell at a price comparable to their cost.