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 therefore 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 uses and it is 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, that could 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. We 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

We can provide an extensive range of building services at Tate and Morgan.  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, pub, hotel and restaurants renovations and office renovations. Contact us for more information on any of these building services.


We initially asked Tate and Morgan to quote for our driveway as they are members of the Guild of Master Builders which gave us the reassurance we needed as we didn’t have any first-hand experience of a builder near us. Wayne was fantastic on the initial site visit and gave us some great suggestions on how to use the space to the best advantage. The quote was not the cheapest we received, but Wayne took us through all the detail and having seen his team in action and what they did, I am totally confident that we made the right choice in terms of quality and durability. We are delighted with the end result and didn’t hesitate when requested to write this testimonial.

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?

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