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Barn Conversions

Here are some tips to help you create a more efficient barn conversion in Sutton Coldfield or West Midlands area that saves you money over time.

Plan your barn conversion layout

A good barn conversion layout can save on running costs e.g. allow for efficient pipe runs (water/heating) and use of natural light. Design the ground floor level to include a simple internal step (where applicable) between old and new level to avoid unnecessary excavation or fill. This will reduce fill material cost or soil disposal cost.

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Repair and Insulate Existing Building

Seal all gaps and holes in walls (e.g from utility entry points), mend any vapour barriers or insulation, and top up cavity insulation after works if necessary to reduce heat loss.

Increase thermal insulation for wall, floor and roof above the minimum standards required under the Building Regulations. Additional cost increase is generally minimal with improved energy costs and living environment. Use natural or recycled materials to insulate the roof. e.g. hemp, sheep’s wool, cellulose insulation.

Improve Rainwater Soakaways and Collection Around Your Barn Conversion

For rainwater downpipes and all natural water, fall should be discharged directly into the ground using soakaways. Use permeable materials for paving and patios or design for rainwater to percolate directly into ground.

Where ground excavations are taking place, install rainwater harvesting system for toilet flushing and garden watering. This can reduce water consumption by up to 40%.


Having known Paul for over 15 years, I have found that the level of detail he applies to each job is refreshing. There is a persoanl responsibility he takes on each project to ensure that he balances the programme, quality and value for money, ensuring that the clients requirements are central, from the initial start to completion.

Paul has always been transparent on costs related to each project, and where variations do occur, that these are clearly explained to the client and limit any additional cost. Where budget restrictions apply, you review the outstanding works to ensure the most appropriate solution is identified, ensuring the client is provided with all options available and is in control in all key decisions.

It is very rare to identify a contractor like Paul who takes as much care completing a project, as he does in starting one. For this reason, I would not hesitate to recommend Paul Edwards and CPS (Central Property Services) to clients, family and friends. It is good to know that when I have made, and will make these recommendations, the feedback I receive is always positive. This reinforces my confidence in your services.

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Central Property Services (Streetly) Ltd

9 Chester Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands B74 2HP
Tel: 0121 353 2298 or 07956 325476
Email: info@cpsstreetly.co.uk

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