We are specialists in this field and have worked on many listed buildings in Essex - particularly timber framed buildings and Grade II and II* status properties - and are proud of our achievements in this specialist field. Whilst there can be no guarantees, we have been very successful in obtaining planning permission for work on listed buildings.
Our work in this field means we are well known to the historic buildings officers within the local planning departments. Our architects work closely with them and have established a good rapport. 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.
Architects who are experienced in working with listed buildings know how important it for any alterations to compliment and enhance the existing 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 listed buildings in Essex & London 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 Pattie Architects and Designers is always pleased to give you a free assessment of the viability of your project and likely projected costs.