Our Architecture & Building Surveying department recently project managed another refurbishment in the picturesque village of Old Warden, Bedfordshire.
The property was constructed in the 18th Century and is grade II listed and therefore very limited in respect of works that can be done without harming the special character of the listed building.
The works consisted of refurbishment of the cottage to include a replacement kitchen and bathroom and upgrades to the heating and insulation of various elements. In the current economic environment, this is a particularly important factor for tenants when they select where they wish to live. These upgrades have increased the EPC rating of the property to a good “D” rating with little that can be done further without harming the special character of the listed building or changing the energy source.
We successfully negotiated with the planning authority to obtain listed building consent to re-roof and to insert insulated drylining together with secondary glazing. We also project managed the works including producing a specification and working drawings, obtaining tenders, preparing contract documents and acting as the contract administrator.
The works have been successfully completed on time and within budget and the property is now on the market to be let by Robinson & Hall which can be viewed here.
For more information or to find out how our Architecture & Building Surveying department can help you, please contact Robert Franklin, Head of Architecture & Building Surveying, on 01234 362917 or email email@example.com