We are specialists in this field and have worked on many of Essex’s historic old buildings – particularly timber framed buildings and Grade II and II* status properties – and are proud of our achievements in this area. Whilst there can be no guarantees, we are rarely refused planning permission for work on a listed building.
We are well known to the historic buildings officers of the local and county councils and work closely with them. This ensures that the right design approach is given to the building so that at an early stage the principles of your project are agreed before too many plans are prepared and unnecessary costs are incurred.
We know how important it is that any alterations compliment and enhance your listed building. Our extensive expertise in extending, converting and refurbishing listed buildings means that we are able to carefully alter your building to sensitively and practically bring it up to modern standards, and meets your needs, but still retain its intrinsic features, materials and details.
We can, if you require, help source the right materials and craftsmen to work with you and it is worth bearing in mind that works to a listed building can be carried out at a zero rate or reduced rate of VAT which could significantly reduce the cost of your project – so work on an old property may not be as costly as you think.
Martyn is always pleased to give you a free assessment of the viability of your project and likely projected costs.