Barn conversion costs: How much should you budget?

Stone barn conversion with balcony and lawned garden
(Image credit: Richard Downer)

Getting barn conversion costs established before embarking on an exiting new endeavour will help you estimate what kind of project you might be able to take on. 

Barn conversions have become increasingly popular over the last few years and the pandemic has only served to enhance the desire to find the perfect barn to transform into that unique standout dwelling in a picture-perfect location.  

David Nossiter
David Nossiter

David has over 25 years experience in professional practice. He was elected as an RIBA member and admitted to the architects register in 2001, following seven years in practice working with Proctor and Matthews, Mole and Ellis Williams among others. David is an accredited RIBA Conservation Registrant and has won awards for his work converting barns into new dwellings. 

Tim Phillips is an experienced senior quantity surveyor and estimator and has worked in the construction industry for over 35 years. He has worked on many varied projects in this time, for corporates, public bodies and private residential clients, managing multi-million budgets. 

For the past 13 years, Tim has worked on a freelance basis, whilst managing his rental property portfolio. He has extensive experience of undertaking his own full-scale house renovations. He is also a speaker and expert at the Homebuilding & Renovating Shows.