Conservation & Listed Buildings

We listen carefully to our clients’ requirements and will provide designs which are functional, attractive and make the best use of space and budget.

What We Do

We are able to work on historic buildings due to the nature of the built environment where we live and work. We have expertise in handling alterations to listed buildings and understand how sympathetic design can work alongside contemporary ideas. The work we undertake can range from creating an opening in a wall, adding an extension, carrying out repairs and improvements to properties in conservation areas and listed buildings.

We can meet you at your building and discuss your potential project, and advise on what consents are required. We often apply for planning permission and listed building consent at the same time.

Buildings are listed for a number of reasons, architectural interest, historic interest and association and group value, part of a larger group of buildings. There are three categories of listing in England, Grade 1 buildings of exceptional importance, Grade 2* of more than special interest and Grade 2 of special interest.

Listing can protect the interior and exterior of the building along with objects or structures fixed to it. There are no general rules of what can or cannot be done, decisions relating to listed buildings should balance historic interest against practical issues such as its function, condition or viability.

It is important for us to preserve historic buildings and be involved in ensuring the conservation of important buildings. There is a balance between a property being maintained and repaired and ensuring the integrity of the character is preserved. New extensions and alterations can be allowed in order for the longevity of the listed building to be extended.