With some of our projects we are only employed to achieve planning permission, this may be if a client is hoping to sell their house or site. Planning Permission will significantly increase the sales value of a property.
A significant portion of our residential design work involves alterations to listed buildings. A listed building or structure is one that has been placed on one of the three statutory lists maintained by Historic England.
In terms of architectural style there are many options of how you can refurbish or rebuild your barn. Often there are listed building restrictions to retain as much of the original structure as possible.
In creating a beach house, beach house architects have more to play with in terms of natural light and spectacular views, but at the same time consideration has to be given to more hard-wearing weathering of materials and how the house will cope with extreme weather conditions.
JWA is a dedicated team of architects working with James Wells. Based in West Sussex we design for new build homes, extensions, barn conversions and orchestrate plans for historically important listed buildings to work in the 21st Century. Our sister practice James Wells Commercial handles design for commercial projects including hotels, bars, restaurants and offices.
We handle projects with a construction value of £400K upwards.