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BLOG: Focus on Conservation

Contemporary garden room near listed building

BLOG: Focus on Conservation

Throughout Cheshire, there is an abundance of old, heritage and listed buildings.

Achieving the alterations and extensions that you desire in old buildings and conservation areas can prove a challenge, but a careful and sympathetic approach, developing bespoke solutions and working with local conservation officers, can result in stunning spaces.

With this blog Hayes & Partners explore the two approaches to working with old buildings; contemporary additions that are ‘of their time’ which contrast with the existing fabric and tell the story of the building; and the careful preservation of the original character or reinstatement of traditional features.

Contemporary Solutions

Traditional Solutions

Alternative Solutions

For people living in existing buildings which are listed or in Green Belt, it is a challenge to achieve the additional space needed within the planning framework.  There are alternative solutions for achieving your visions.

Basements –  As long as the construction does not harm the existing fabric, a basement may be considered

Garden buildings – There may be an opportunity for achieving additional space in garden buildings, where a more contemporary approach may be appropriate.

Hayes & Partners has a proven track record of achieving planning consent for alterations and extensions to historic and listed buildings.  Our staff have a wealth of experience of working on conservation projects.