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 Hugh Metcalf

February 05, 2020

Before and after: a ruined Italian monastery restored

After buying a crumbling monastery on a hillside in Naples, a couple set about respectfully converting it into their dream home.    Image: Kaldewei After…
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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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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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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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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.
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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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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.

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.