Planning policies are often directed at retaining historic buildings as little changed as possible, in particular those buildings that are listed. We have experience of working on Grade I and Grade II listed buildings. Often a building may be regarded as a heritage asset that should be carefully treated, even if it is not listed. We understand how to interpret and apply advice by Historic England in handling heritage buildings. Our specialist knowledge of genealogical and documentary sources is used to help prepare heritage assessments which are commonly required to support a planning application.
Being sensitive to the design of its original built elements is important when working with a heritage building. We have the knowledge and experience to understand the techniques used by the original builders. Thus, the features of such buildings can be carefully conserved while providing interesting accommodation for current and future inhabitants.