Listed and old buildings need special care! It takes skill to provide comfortable and practical living accommodation while maintaining the architectural integrity of these special buildings.
A Victorian Grade II listed Town House which was originally a bank had been converted in the 70's into flats and now required renovating. We removed stud walls, suspended ceilings and a staircase revealing an original cast iron fireplace and ornate plaster work. Repairs and renovation to these and other features including new ground floor sash windows and underfloor heating brought the house back to life.
A 19th Century cottage was in such a bad state that we had to rebuild this charming dilapidated shooting lodge cottage to comply with both modern building and conservation regulations. Today it is a sturdy masonry built structure with wooden cladding. Replaced decorative timber tracery to the gables, roof finials and replacement of the original chimneys have helped the cottage retain its Victorian appearance. Finally the original Victorian fireplace was restored and a stunning new balcony to the rear of the building completes the picture.
St. John's Church in York dates back to the 12th century. It was deconsecrated in 1938 and had various uses before finally closing in 2000. Using specialist design skills and our experience with listed buildings Kent Building Developments converted the ancient building into the award winning Parish Bar and Restaurant.
Our award winning conversion of Threshers Barn, Rose & Granary Cottages is in the curtilage of Rectory Farm, which is a listed building and has been since before 1948.