Conservation & listed buildings
What we do
With the benefits of extensive experience both inspecting and refurbishing listed buildings, including Grade 1 listed residential and commercial buildings, the team are able to accurately advise clients both in regards to due diligence when purchasing and considering the purchase of a listed building and the specialist requirements, legislation and appropriate repair method required when both maintaining and refurbishing these buildings.
As part of a due diligence inspection, careful attention will be paid to the historic components and features in addition to more recent modifications. This is equally important when planning refurbishment schemes as it is essential to understand which of the elements of the building
fabric are genuinely historic and will therefore be of interest to the listed buildings officer
and/or English Heritage.
- Our understanding of historic buildings and their construction styles enables us to
identify potential defects, especially those linked to inappropriate repair methods
employed since the original construction.
- Our knowledge of the listed building consent process and our extensive experience
with liaising with the historic buildings officers and English Heritage allows us to
understand and manage the process of seeking listed building consent for modifications
or repairs to listed structures and then to manage that process through to completion.
- Our knowledge base enables us to specify the most appropriate repair methods
including using modern techniques and to recommend the most appropriate contractor
to use for such specialist works.
The range of listed building experience within the practice includes the traditional
residential buildings of both brick and timber structure through to more complex
commercial structures such as wedding venues and mixed use office and leisure