Historic & listed properties refurbishments

Historic buildings have their own individuality and soul, and when refurbishing such properties, they should be redesigned sympathetically.

Planning and listed building laws are of course key, but apart from these legal obligations, we strongly believe that the design approach should be adapted to the building itself in order not to destroy its unique character and sense of history.

In the United Kingdom, there is a special kind of planning permission required, which we can help to apply for.  Only then, any alterations to  historically relevant properties can be carried out – inside or outside.

In Europe, similar rules exist, but they vary from country to country, from area to area.  It is important to consult a professional before deciding to refurbish or even purchase a historical property.

A listed building may not be demolished, extended, or altered without a special permission.  A council typically consults a relevant central government agency, particularly for significant alterations to the more notable listed buildings.  In England and Wales, a national amenity society must be notified of any work to a listed building which involves any element of demolition.

Historic & listed properties refurbishments

We are a proud member of SPAB – the Society for Protection of Ancient Buildings.

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Historic & listed properties refurbishments

Historic & listed properties refurbishments

During a refurbishment it is important to keep your eyes open. You might discover and retain a piece of history.

Historic & listed properties refurbishments

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It pays to be careful to retain original plaster features, like this lovely corner feature in the main entrance.

Historic & listed properties refurbishments

While refurbishing roof spaces, the existing structure needs to be carefully examined and its state determined.

Historic & listed properties refurbishments

Historic & listed properties refurbishments

Historic & listed properties refurbishments

Historic & listed properties refurbishments

Historic & listed properties refurbishments

Historic & listed properties refurbishments

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How can we help

Contact us to talk about your needs and goals. We will be happy to advise on time scales, costs and details – info@vorbild.co.uk or use our online form to contact us.

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