Conservation and Listed Buildings
Older character buildings bring special challenges and we have a great deal of experience in altering and extending listed buildings.
Aricab Architects bring a balanced approach to working with heritage Buildings, working in sympathy with the original fabric to achieve a harmonious design.
Projects and experience range from Georgian townhouses, Listed Barns to traditional farmhouses. Whether the scheme is for interior remodelling, extension or simply working within the curtilage of a Listed Building the response seeks to respect the original but to create a comfortable and stylish solution. We work closely with Planning and Conservation officers, English Heritage and our clients to achieve previously unattainable goals.
We also have considerable experience of working in Conservation Areas. A conservation area is defined as an area of “special architectural or historic interest, the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance”. If a building is in a conservation area the council exercises general control over works including the demolition and partial demolition of unlisted buildings and some garden walls, some types of minor development that would not normally require planning permission and protected trees.
Our conservation planning and project management experience extends nationwide with a significant track record in Oxfordshire, and surrounding Cotswold's region.