Listed and Heritage

It can be tricky to tackle the renovation, rebuild or conversion of historically significant buildings. Over the years we’ve developed considerable experience with heritage-listed projects and can confidently guide clients through a process that requires patience and expertise. Our approach is to preserve and restore the best and most important features, while looking for opportunities to add a new chapter to the building’s history with contemporary additions of architectural merit.

Victorian Country House Refurbishment – Berkshire

This back-to-brick refurbishment project has given a new lease of life to this wonderful house, whilst bringing it up to date for 21st century living. Working with interior designers Van Renen GW Designs the house has been transformed whilst retaining all of it’s original grace and presence. The new Boot and Gun room extension is attached to the house by a glazed entrance link, allowing the internal plan to be re-organised so the flow of spaces worked throughout the day.
A new green-oak framed barn houses the home office, play space and plant room. The house now benefits from a biomass boiler and solar photovoltaic panel array with battery storage. Coupled with a significantly improved thermal envelope, the house is an exemplar for how to update historic buildings to meet the energy conservation challenges of today. Photos kindly supplied by Van Renen

Listed Town House Restoration With Three Storey Extension – Wiltshire

Our brief for this restoration and extension project offered many challenges, not least persuading the conservation officer that a contemporary addition to a fine Grade II listed house was just what it needed to become a modern family home. The building was in a bad way and our clients wanted to maximise the floorspace that could be achieved on this desirable but tight town-centre site. The design includes a 3-storey extension and a new entrance, accessed by a bridge over a glazed basement below. The basement rooms now have direct access to the south-facing garden so light fills these spaces. What had been a collection of disjointed and small, gloomy rooms, many of which were uninhabitable, has now been transformed into a luxurious town house that is unique and exciting, where new and old work together.

Grade Two Listed Farmhouse And Barn Conversion – Wiltshire

This characterful grade II listed farmhouse required some sensitive and imaginative conversion work to create new living spaces within the existing outbuildings and barn. Balancing the constraints of the existing fabric, the requirements of the conservation officer and our clients’ brief was a challenge. But as is so often the case, constraints make for stronger solutions, and we think the results are wonderful.

Grade II Listed House Extension – Wiltshire

This pretty grade II listed terraced house made a significant contribution to the character of the village conservation area along its street frontage but had become seriously neglected at the rear. Our new wing added much needed family living space and re-engaged the house with its garden.

Listed Cottage Alterations & Extension – Wiltshire

This quirky grade II listed cottage was quite a challenge. Tucked away behind the High Street it comprised a warren of small rooms over three storeys. Our simple intervention allowed existing spaces to be re-purposed, creating a new family living/dining/sitting space which connected directly to the lovely courtyard garden.

Thatched Cottage Extension – Wiltshire

This grade II listed thatched cottage in the Avebury World Heritage site was never going to be an easy prospect to steer through the maze of statutory approvals. However, our sensitive approach found favour with the planning authority and we were able to breath new life into a neglected treasure.

Listed Farmhouse Refurbishment – Wiltshire

It doesn’t get much more historically significant than a house in the middle of the Avebury stone henge. We were privileged to have had the opportunity to bring this much treasured family home back to life, hopefully securing it’s place within the ancient village for another 200 years.

Early 20th Century House Extension – Wiltshire

This lovely Arts and Crafts house was originally designed by locally notable Architect Charles Ponting as part of the Meux family estate. Our brief was to bring the house discretely into the 21st century and make it suitable for modern family life.

Georgian House Extension – Wiltshire

A quintessential Georgian ‘dolls house’ originally built as one of a pair within the formal setting of the model farm for a large estate. The grade II listing reflects the heritage significance of the original house so our interventions had to be carefully considered to make the house suitable for modern family life whilst respecting the original character and setting of the historic building.

Extension To Town House – Oxfordshire

This semi-detached Oxford townhouse was built in 1877. Since then it has had a number of additions and alterations, although none that have really made a positive contribution to its history. Our proposals for full refurbishment and ground floor extension have added a real sense of modern style to the house, and introduced a strong connection to the garden.

Extension To Village House – Wiltshire

This 1890’s terraced cottage has been brought fully up to date with a stylish ground floor extension. It was a big challenge to achieve such a wonderful sense of space with an unashamedly contemporary feel without taking away from the character of the original building, but we feel we’ve managed to achieve just that.

Oak Frame Extension – Wiltshire

This green oak framed extension creates an open plan space for our clients and their young family to cook, eat and relax. The fully glazed gable enables inside-outside living by bringing light and a sense of outdoor space into the house

Modern Extension – Wiltshire

We completely transformed this lovely house in the heart of one of Wiltshire’s most desirable villages. A modern extension at the rear has swept away the ugly collection of previous lean-to’s, a stunning new kitchen now occupies the old granary store and a new staircase has unlocked the historic character of the old building

Timber Frame Extension – Wiltshire

Our clients were keen to explore innovative timber building techniques and commissioned Slovenian company Riko to manufacture the whole extension at their factory the other side of the Alps. “On Monday there was just a concrete slab in the ground. Now it’s Friday and the whole extension is almost built.” (Tim, client)

Modern Single Storey Extension – Wiltshire

We always relish the challenge of working with a listed building, transforming it into a modern place to live without destroying the character of the original. This single-storey extension runs across the rear of the house, replacing a number of very tired lean-to’s to create a new sitting room and study, as well as bringing new life to the kitchen and opening the house to the garden.