alteration and conservation
No two projects are alike and there are many constraints which can affect a property when it comes to considering how it might be altered and improved. For many, adaptation or extension may meet their changing requirements and avoid the need to move house.
Difficulties can appear even more onerous when a house is located in an area of outstanding natural beauty or conservation area and of course Listed buildings are afforded additional protection, requiring great care if consent is to be secured for their alteration or extension.
People are sometimes put off unecessarily by these problems, but with experience and the right approach it is frequently possible to achieve success against seemingly overwhelming odds.
We have established excellent relationships with local authority planning officers, conservation officers and Historic England (formerly English Heritage), and a wide knowledge of different building techniques, materials and trades enables us to table design options which can overcome the most challenging of difficulties. Please contact us if you would like to talk about your project and the options which might exist.
Examples: manor house, gatehampton farmhouse, lees farmhouse, a house in the garden, the elms, lake house, upperton, wansdyke, upton lodge
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