Building design guides

Close view of two contractors from Linford repointing a wall of the stable block at Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

We're conserving and developing all kinds of places, 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.

Conservation case studies
Repair and conservation of an early nineteenth-century vinery using traditional conservation techniques.
Restoration of a Building at Risk to provide new visitor facilities.
Re-roofing of a Grade I listed building and structural repairs and conservation work on its chalk block elevations.
Extension of a base camp using local materials to provide sustainable volunteer accommodation.
The adaptation of a disused farm building to form a micro-brewery.
Conversion of a Grade II listed cart shed into a new catering facility.
Helping to sustain a local industry. A range of farm buildings adapted to create offices and a fish-processing workshop.
Roof repairs on a Grade I listed building with tours of the roofscape for visitors.
The renovation of an historic mill to provide visitor and education facilities.
Innovation in a sensitive setting. Light Tape® used to provide emergency lighting.
A unique and sustainable holiday cottage created from a 1750s mud and thatch farm building.
New visitor facilities and exhibition hall on an exceptional archaeological site.
A wooden bird hide is repaired and mobilised with the addition of a sledge base.
Rainwater is harvested to result in reduced water usage for garden irrigation.
Vertical flow reed bed replacing former sewage treatment plant.
Responding to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order in a Grade I listed house.