Vernacular Homes Ltd
Restoring And Renovating Properties To The Highest Quality
In The South East
Examples Of Our Restoration Projects
Revitalising historic buildings
Vernacular Homes Ltd has been involved with the restoration in Kent and East Sussex of many listed and historically important buildings.
Along with our custom and self-build in Kent and other services, we undertake restoration and renovation of properties and we fully understand that revitalising such important buildings is a sensitive process requiring experience and expertise. As part of our design and build service we will manage the complete process and where necessary we will liaise with conservation officers, structural engineers, building control and a wide variety of specialist trades, each with their own input into the finished product.
Careful, considered conservation
As a design and build firm, we have a wealth of experience in restoring buildings, whether traditional timber frame or masonry structures. Where necessary, we work closely with historic building specialists, to provide detailed schedules and methodology for restoration. We recognise the importance of ensuring the restoration and conservation of large structural elements and smaller, more detailed elements such as mouldings and glazing bars is treated with the same level of thought and consideration.
Many of our restoration projects have also provided the opportunity for extension and other improvements to add a new layer in the long history of these buildings.
Listed building & planning consents
Our design team and consultants at Vernacular Homes are able to work carefully with you to design proposals which can then be submitted for listed building and/or planning consents where required.
Presenting carefully thought through designs which respect the integrity and value of historic buildings is key to our success at gaining permission to restore and extend listed and historic buildings.
We are able to provide a high level of detail at design stage including:
- Timber & masonry surveys
- Repair methodology statements
- Heritage statements
- Detailed joinery drawings and sections
Working with Vernacular Homes
Following successful outcomes for any planning or listed building consents, you are free to choose whether you would like to instruct Vernacular Homes to carry out the building work based on our budget specification and estimate.
Vernacular Homes will work with you to ensure any works carried out to your property run to a timetable and minimise any disruption. Many clients choose to take an active role in the building project visiting the site often and requesting information different options where appropriate. Others like to agree on the detailed specification and programme and have limited input throughout the build. Either way, our commitment to high standards of workmanship and quality of service is unchanged.
Why choose VH for your restoration or renovation project?
We are experienced:
We have been undertaking both the design and build aspects of restoration and renovation projects since we started in 2000.
The results speak for themselves:
We can take our experience with restorations and converting barns in Kent and East Sussex and use it to your advantage. As a result, we have made numerous transformations – taking tired and dilapidated buildings, (including houses, cottages, farmhouses and others) to beautiful, crafted spaces which retain their essential character but are suitable for contemporary living.
We know the right people:
As Sussex and Kent area building contractors, knowing the right people is key to a successful restoration, whether it is the experience of our management team and builders or the many niche suppliers, specialists, architects and subcontractors we have worked with over the years who are able to bring to life even the most obscure building elements from the past.
Our own joinery workshop has produced many of the windows, doors and storage solutions you see in our photographs.
We can manage the whole process:
Unlike many other construction companies, we can manage your project right through the planning process right to the final coat of paint to create a unique and comfortable property for you to live in.