conservation areas and listed buildings

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 changing requirements and avoid the need to move house.

Difficulties can appear even more onerous when a building is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or Conservation Area, or is Listed.  Great care is required if consent is to be secured to alter or extend such buildings.

People are sometimes put off unnecessarily by these challenges, 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 and conservation officers, and Historic England (formerly English Heritage). These relationships, combined with a wide knowledge of different building techniques, materials and conservation strategies enables us to table design options for our clients which can overcome the most challenging of difficulties. Please contact us if you would like to arrange a no obligation meeting to discuss your project and the options which might exist.

Examples: grade II listed farmhousemanor housegatehampton farmhouse, lees farmhouse, a house in the gardenthe elmslake house, upperton, wansdyke, upton lodge

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