Renovation of Listed House

Project: Renovation of Grade II Listed House

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

Services: Architectural Design, Project Management, Heritage & Conservation

Sector: Residential, Charity, Heritage & Conservation


The property is located on the historic Elm Hill in Norwich and is Grade II listed dating back to 16th Century with parts that are believed to have survived the ‘great fire’ of Norwich in 1507. The property had been vacant for many years and was purchased by a local conservation charity in order for the building to be bought back into use. Purslows obtained planning and Listed Building Consents along and Building Regulations approval. Purslows specified, tendered and project managed the works on site.

Traditional repair methods were utilised such as limecrete flooring and lime plasters and renders to avoid the need for modern damp proofing. Previously hidden historic building features were uncovered during the works including former door and window openings, historic wallpaper and a fire surround.

The building was also brought up to modern standards by providing fire and sound separation to the party walls, installing central heating and new electrics and carrying out many structural repairs.

In 2021 the project was awarded the bi-annual Sir Bernard Fielden Award for Conservation.

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