Planning and Listed Building Consent has been granted for the alterations and extension to Yew Tree Cottage, a 17th century Grade II listed within the Hartlip Conservation Area.
Our proposals to improve the flow of the house and provide a larger kitchen/diner, with better connection to the garden, were carefully designed to minimise interventions to the building’s original fabric.
We have taken a relatively contemporary approach in the re-building of an existing 20th century extension and in-filling of an area beneath a projecting first floor. The design respects the host building and makes the storey of the building clearly definable.
The approval also covers more general repairs and improvements to the house including rationalising the design of windows.
We now move onto preparing a Building Regulation Application and a full Schedule of Works.
This weeks blog post discusses the main points to consider when you are thinking of making changes to your listed property.
This year we decided to take part in the SPAB (Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings) National Maintenance Week to raise awareness of the importance of identifying and repairing buildings in their early stages of decay.