1 Model Cottages

Adsborough, Somerset

The client had within a 2 acre holding, a recently built steel frame building housing Daisy the cow and other agricultural items. They approached us in the early days of what is today Class Q Permitted Development allowing change of use/conversion from agricultural building to residential dwelling. The brief was to get prior approval for the conversion to provide a low cost to convert barn so that the house could be sold off and reduce the amount of borrowing. We proposed a simple timber frame infill conversion with a mostly open plan layout. A simple ‘pod’ boot room and w.c in one corner to provide a buffer from the farm to the dwelling and two bedrooms split by a bathroom.  The first application was refused for not meeting the legislation, but was quickly re-submitted when the government issued new guidance and approved.

Date: July 2015

Client: Private

Status: Under Construction

Location: Adsborough, Somerset [Taunton Deane Borough Council]

Services: Measured Survey, Architectural Design, Class Q Permitted Development & Building Regulation Package

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