Door closes on barn conversions as builders are put off by Grand Designs horror stories





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Barn conversions are on the wane as adventurous builders are put off by horror stories on television shows like Grand Designs.

New figures show the number of agricultural buildings being converted into residential properties has dropped by a quarter.

Conversions dropped to 413 earlier this year from 563 for the same period in 2015, according to a report by funding firm Saving Stream.

The increase in stamp duty on second homes introduced by the Government has also been blamed for the decline¬† ……


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