Barn conversions: a study into the extent of compromise consumers are prepared to live with

Williams, Joe (2010) Barn conversions: a study into the extent of compromise consumers are prepared to live with. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This piece of research looks at the advantages and challenges of converting an existing farm building into a new home and aims to provide first and second hand information on the compromises occupants may have to endure and to what extent. The topic area is very subjective, however also very relevant with television series such as ‘Grand Designs’ and ‘Build a New Life in the Country’ featuring barn conversions and highlighting just a few of the implications a developer can face. Research into existing literature indicated a great deal of appreciation towards the “idyllic” British barn conversion, whilst also showing an enormous amount of challenges a developer may have to face. The research ultimately developed into a consideration of whether or not compromises are indeed what these challenges are having found a staggering 93.4% of the public would like to live in a barn conversion despite having little natural light and a limited space to live in.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/1014

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