Building design guides

Pontbrenmydyr cottage was converted to become a sustainable holiday home © National Trust

Pontbrenmydyr cottage was converted to become a sustainable holiday home

From visitor facilities and holiday cottages to bird hides and breweries, these case studies provide a comprehensive guide to how some of our buildings have been refurbished, adapted or a new structure built, often using green technology.

They include details from the project brief and construction through to invaluable lessons learnt. Our aim is to share knowledge and best practice, which in turn helps to inform the planning and design of other projects, improving cost-effectiveness and sustainability.

Conservation case studies