Heritage Matters – Luxury Residential

We provide luxury residential clients with a wide range range of support


“If only we had known…” is the phrase I hear so many times when working with clients (…and architects and interior designers). I am not trying to put off potential buyers or those wishing to extend or modify their listed homes. I am just suggesting that if you better understand the implications of such an undertaking and what is likely to be required to achieve your dream home, you can then start to be able to manage your expectations and have hopefully a much less stressful time. Contact me on 07812163028 or david@heritage-matters.com

Potential ways we can help you

1. A Prospective New Owner or existing Owner thinking about changes

Site Consutlation with Dr David Hickie (national heritage expert and former Assistant Regional Director: Historic England) – reviewing the heritage issues, explaining the limitations of owning a listed building, and discussing how your aspirations can be accomomodated within your listed building and garden setting – working out a draft programme of what needs to be done. Standard fee from £1500+VAT plus travel mileage.

2. A full Architectural Design package – working with a top Interior Designer to achieve your luxury home aspirations

Providing a co-ordinated design package to help you upgrade your home – or new house – or possibly a new extenion or outbuildings. We bring our national heriatge expertise to bear on your project,  along with a range of other top experts – from interior design, planning, structural and service engineers – to help make the project run smoothly. The fee will be dependent on the scope of the works and complexity of the heritage issues.

Contact us on 07812163028 or david@heritage-matters.com

Listed Status

It often comes as a surprise to many that the ‘listed’ status applies to: the exterior; the interior; any object or structure fixed to it; and, any object or structure within the curtilage (garden) of the building and any outbuildings. Any change will require listed building consent. Some period properties are not listed – but lie within ‘conservation areas’, which means external alterations and extensions need to be sensitive to their historic setting.