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 Jennifer Turner

April 05, 2020

Loft conversions with the wow-factor

Draw inspiration from the best loft conversion projects of 2019.  PROMOTIONAL FEATURE Image: Winners of VELUX Loft Conversion of the Year Awards 2019, Sarah and…
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Discover this flamboyant restoration of a derelict Dublin townhouse

Tour this characterful renovation project of a vast Georgian townhouse in Dublin.
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How loft conversions add space and value to your home

Find out how loft conversions can give your home space to breathe and add value too – and why you should use experts to do...
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Renovate heritage homes to tackle climate change, says Historic England

The government sponsored body has called for a cut to VAT for renovating and retrofitting historic buildings in the UK.
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Before and after: a ruined Italian monastery restored

See how this crumbling ruin was respectfully converted into a modern, family home.
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Take a tour of this penthouse in the converted BBC Television Centre

Take a tour of the latest apartment conversion completed in London's iconic Television Centre building.
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Top self build highlights at Grand Designs Live 2019 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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Take a look inside this colourful chapel conversion

Architect Tom Surman transformed this chapel conversion in Islington with colourful stained-glass screens.
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Loft conversion design ideas to maximise space and light

Maximise space and light in your home with these cleverly designed loft conversion layout ideas.
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10 inspiring conversions of non residential properties

Older properties have character, space and charm however, since they weren’t built to be lived in many may need significant alteration to make them habitable....
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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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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.

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.