Listed and Heritage

It can be tricky to tackle the renovation, rebuild or conversion of historically significant buildings. Over the years we’ve developed considerable experience with heritage-listed projects and can confidently guide clients through a process that requires patience and expertise. Our approach is to preserve and restore the best and most important features, while looking for opportunities to add a new chapter to the building’s history with contemporary additions of architectural merit.

The White House

An elegant Arts & Crafts house in the Marlborough conservation area with a contemporary extension offering direct access to the terrace and garden beyond.

Rose Cottage

A historic house in Marlborough that juxtaposes original features and cool, contemporary touches in a comfortable and characterful town centre retreat.


This semi-detached Oxford townhouse was built in 1877. Since then it has had a number of additions and alterations, although none that have really made a positive contribution to its history. Our proposals for full refurbishment and ground floor extension have added a real sense of modern style to the house, and introduced a strong connection to the garden.

Waverley House

This 1890’s terraced cottage has been brought fully up to date with a stylish ground floor extension. It was a big challenge to achieve such a wonderful sense of space with an unashamedly contemporary feel without taking away from the character of the original building, but we feel we’ve managed to achieve just that.

Horbrook House

This green oak framed extension creates an open plan space for our clients and their young family to cook, eat and relax. The fully glazed gable enables inside-outside living by bringing light and a sense of outdoor space into the house

Granary House

We completely transformed this lovely house in the heart of one of Wiltshire’s most desirable villages. A modern extension at the rear has swept away the ugly collection of previous lean-to’s, a stunning new kitchen now occupies the old granary store and a new staircase has unlocked the historic character of the old building

Old School House

Our clients were keen to explore innovative timber building techniques and commissioned Slovenian company Riko to manufacture the whole extension at their factory the other side of the Alps. “On Monday there was just a concrete slab in the ground. Now it’s Friday and the whole extension is almost built.” (Tim, client)

The Green

We always relish the challenge of working with a listed building, transforming it into a modern place to live without destroying the character of the original. This single-storey extension runs across the rear of the house, replacing a number of very tired lean-to’s to create a new sitting room and study, as well as bringing new life to the kitchen and opening the house to the garden.

Broome Manor House

Knocking a four-metre wide hole through a one-metre thick stone wall was a nerve-wracking experience. But this new kitchen addition made it all worthwhile. Offering a totally modern space in which to cook, eat and relax, now with all-round views of the garden, this single room has transformed the house and our clients’ enjoyment of it.