Change of use conversions are now more common as pubs and shops close

As times change, many shops and pubs and agricultural businesses are falling out of use.  Pubs and retail outlets outside town centres are increasingly closing, due to lack of trade.  The government is encouraging change of use conversions for pubs, shops and agricultural buildings into residential dwellings.

A simplified planning process for change of use from pubs and shops to houses/flats

They are simplifying the planning process for a variety of change of use. It’s now far more likely than has historically occurred for planning permission on these types of change of use to be granted.  This policy change by the government has led to some fantastically unusual buildings being available for purchase, sometimes at competitive prices. Some make quirky and unique family homes.

Start to finish building service for change of use building projects

We can help you get started on this conversion journey with all the services you will need. Tate and Morgan can find architects to draw up initial plans, advise on the planning process and our design team can draw up ideas and concepts for the spaces.  We can provide all the buildings services for your change of use project and help you every step of the way to ensure that your conversion project is a success and you get the perfect family home you’re looking for at the end.

Contact us if you have a commercial property to sell that might be ideal for change of use

What’s more if you have one of these commercial properties that you wish to sell, we would be interested in talking to you regarding a possible purchase.

We offer a full range of building services as well as conversions for change of use

Tate and Morgan provide an extensive range of building services.  We’re based in Essex but operate throughout the UK and we offer residential services, such as loft and garage extensions, home renovations (listed buildings too). We undertake new builds and house extensions as well. We also offer a range of commercial building services from retail refits, pubs, hotels, restaurant renovations and office renovations and shop fitting.  Contact us for more information on any of these building services.


Old School House

Tate & Morgan did a fantastic job decorating the Old School House. The wallpapering and various refurbishments they undertook look absolutely beautiful and we would highly recommend the hardworking and committed team.

The Maltings

Tate & Morgan took care of everything for us – the electrics, shutter installations, building a brick wall for the garden and fully refurbishing a bathroom. We definitely chose the right company for the job and would undoubtedly use them again in the future.

Interested in our Residential Services?

Call 01268 765 377 to speak to one of our specialists, or click here to request more info.