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Conversions

Some of the most fascinating Grand Designs stories are transformations of existing buildings. Who could forget the ruined castle or abandoned cinema featured on the TV series? Explore more loft, warehouse and barn conversions and learn how you can create your own living space in a converted building.

Conversions

by Gemma Parkes

August 13, 2018

10 inspiring conversions of non residential properties

We round up our top innovative conversion ideas from non residential buildings, explaining how they have been transformed into homes with space and character Image:…
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Converting a granary into a light-filled home with Centor Integrated Doors

Discover how one family converted a derelict farm into a light-filled home using Centor Integrated Doors.
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Converting a unique building into a stylish home

From getting permitted development rights to what buildings make good conversions, read our guide to converting a unusual building like a barn, church or factory.
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Loft conversion ideas from real homes

Whether you want to an extra bedroom, new kitchen area or just more living space, a loft conversion is a great way to renovate. Get...
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Victorian townhouse renovation and extension

Clare and Henri Bredenkamp have revived a dilapidated Victorian terrace last used as a university teaching space.
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Grand Designs Australia TV House Derelict Vinegar factory turned into a dream home

Australian TV grand designers Adrian Light and Liz Murdoch turned a derelict vinegar factory into their dream home.

Top self build highlights at Grand Designs Live 2018 hosted by Kevin McCloud

Find top experts, specialist exhibitors and a wealth of inspiration for your self-build or renovation project all under one roof
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Modernist restoration in Brussels, Belgium

A 20-year love affair with a Bauhaus-influenced property has finally given one Belgian couple the home of their dreams.
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Half-submerged house in America

Eye catcher, Half-submerged house in America
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Guide to finding the right property to renovate

If you're looking for a property to transform, our no-nonsense guide will help you find the ideal project
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Victorian semi renovation in Wandsworth, London

Jon and Jenny Plant turned their run-down house into a stylish home with bespoke touches of joinery and glazing.
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Former sanatorium conversion in East Sussex

With meticulous attention to detail, British designer Terence Woodgate has transformed a former sanatorium in East Sussex into a modern minimalist family home.
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Conversion: Two neighbouring loft-style flats into one apartment

When their London loft-style home became too small, the Contaroudas' converted their loft into one spacious apartment for their family.

Conversion projects are becoming ever more popular in the UK, with many people purchasing old or disused buildings such as barns, factories, warehouses, mills and even chapels or churches and transforming them into comfortable, functional family homes.