Before any building work can take place on a listed building like so many in York and Harrogate, listed building consent needs to be grated first. That includes even repairs as well as alterations, extensions and conversions, so it’s an important service to understand.
At CK Architectural, we understand the massive importance of listed building consent as well as all other areas of planning and regulations which may need consideration following consent too. We’ll work with you and in harmony with your property to give your project the best possible chance of success and feasibility.
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THE IMPORTANCE OF LISTED BUILDING CONSENT
It is imperative that the importance and significance of a listed building, whether it be listed grade I, II* or II is understood by all parties of the design team. This importance is not only of architectural significance, but is also historically important too, which has helped shape our society dramatically throughout the years…
The success of any project which involves a listed building is researching into the history and background of the building. We uncover its former uses over the past centuries whilst also revealing any significance to historic events that we need to know. Working with you through this process, we will identify the planning issues that may be in place, enabling us to restore and enhance your property to meet modern life’s expectations and requirements and get the listed building consent and any further planning permission too.
Projects / buildings with a listing means there will be extra control during the process over what changes can be made to the building’s interior and exterior. We can provide information to the local and national authorities (such as English Heritage) which will allow the projects to be approved.
A FULLY TRAINED TEAM ON HAND TO HELP HOWEVER NECESSARY
In many cases, the main issues with historic buildings are technical issues i.e. damp, deterioration, damage etc. Our technical experience allows us to provide complementary solutions to any such problems.
Working closely with our team / other consultants we can offer a full range of expertise to a project which enables us to deliver designs that work with a listed building but also ensures the economical control and sensitive design solutions have been derived fully incorporating budget, structure, services, Health and Safety etc from the early stages of the project.
Whether your design taste is either paying tribute to the existing building or is sensitive but contrasting/different to the building, we offer a full architectural design package with offers both. This process is from building inception through to the completion, covering all RIBA work stages. This can begin with feasibility and concept design, to planning and building regulations approved drawings with specifications ready for tender/construction. This is also complemented (if required) by contract administration services which include site inspections and monitoring the build on site to ensure the contractor is building in compliance to the approved construction drawings, specifications and the building contract.