Conservation and Listed Buildings

We have a wealth of experience in working on extensions and refurbishments of listed properties across Cheshire and beyond. Many private clients are unaware of the potential complexities of obtaining approval for carrying out works to their listed houses or those that exist in Conservation Areas. These will involve careful negotiations with not just the Local Authority Planning Department, but also their Conservation Officers and often, for Grade I and Grade II* properties, with the involvement of Historic England. A sensitive approach as well as working closely with Conservation Officers, has enabled us to secure some notable approvals on a variety of projects, from modest matching period extensions to large scale contemporary extensions. In the past we have worked with Specialist Heritage Consultants, and Archaeologists to provide detailed assessments of historic buildings to allow us to gain approval for ambitious, but sympathetic alterations to properties of historic interest.