Class Q barn conversion with timber cladding

Northbrook Barn

Class Q conversion of an agricultural building to residential use
Location Farnham, Surrey
Status Built
Use Residential
Client Private

A simple conversion of a single storey agricultural building into a spacious new family home utilising Class Q Permitted Development – Change of use from agricultural barn to residential house.

The existing timber framed barn was re-roofed with slate and the walls were clad in horizontal timber boarding to retain its barn aesthetic.


Class Q barn conversion with timber claddingAfter

floor plan of 3 bedroom house with open plan living kitchen area


A classic ‘L’ shape layout, this new home provides 3 bedrooms of which two have ensuite bathrooms. A central open plan kitchen living room connects with the garden through bi-fold doors. Internally the rooms offer vaulted ceilings with exposed trusses.

Completion Date 2021

Class Q barn conversion surrounded by fenced garden with dog

Further development

As a result of the successful Class Q approval, the building underwent an extension through the normal planning process.

A detached garage was replaced with a brick building joined to the conversion via a glazed lobby. The property was reconfigured internally and provides holiday let accommodation.


barn conversion and red brick extension with circular window