Recent & Current Listed Building Projects

Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex

Architect: Stuart Page Architects
Contractor: John Farrington & Co. Limited
Building Control: BBS Building Control Limited

Herstmonceux CastleWork has commenced at Herstmonceux Castle in East Sussex. The partial basement rooms, adjacent to the sunken garden of the west access to the castle, are being converted into offices. BBS has been appointed Building Control on this interesting project and will be working closely with Stuart Page, the architect, and the building contractor, John Farrington & Co. Limited.

Herstmonceux Castle was originally a manor house, dating back to the 12th Century, but in the mid 15th Century the owner partitioned the Crown for the right to fortify his manor and subsequently became a castle. Today the castle is home to the Bader International Study Centre providing education for students from around the world. The castle hosts many conferences throughout the year and also provides B&B accommodation within the estate.


Updated: 2017-07-21 14:25:04   Added: 2013-10-04 13:37:26




Connaught Square, London, W2

Client: Private
Agent: Metbase Limited

BBS appointed Building Control on the restoration of a Grade II listed building in Connaught Square, near Hyde Park in London.


Updated: 2014-07-03 11:59:12   Added: 2014-07-03 11:59:12




Beacon Mill House, Benenden, Kent

BBS carried out the Building Control on this former windmill which has been sympathetically converted into 2 holiday flats by the current owner. The refurbishment and alterations include some very interesting solutions to the open stairwell in order to meet the Fire Regulations.


Updated: 2013-08-15 16:28:16   Added: 2013-08-15 16:28:16




Leasam House, Rye, East Sussex

BBS carried out the Building Control on this former school and manor house. This fine Grade II listed building was built by Jeremiah Curteis between 1798 and 1806. The current owners have completely refurbished the property, to a very high standard, without compromising the original character of the building.


Updated: 2013-08-15 12:27:57   Added: 2013-08-15 12:27:57




Great Dixter House & Gardens - Phase 3 Development

Project Manager: Appleyards
Architects: Thomas Ford & Partners
Building Firm: Davis Builders
Building Control: BBS Building Control Ltd.

Great Dixter House

Situated near the village of Northiam, in East Sussex, is the Grade I listed building of Great Dixter House. The Estate, built between 1440 and 1454, is internationally renowned for its timber framed house and garden. Phase 3 - development and alterations - is now underway. This includes: important conservation repairs; the re-instatement of an external staircase to the Great Barn; installation of a biomass boiler within the Oast House; and construction of a bunker, adjacent to the Oast, to provide storage for wood chip fuel for the boiler. A new oak-framed shop garden loggia will be constructed on the site of an existing glass green house, which will provide a permanent covered area and toilet facilities for visitors.

The existing system of eave gutters and downpipes on the Great Barn and Oast House will connect to a new rainwater drainage underground system, which will then connect to a new rainwater harvesting storage tank. Wool acoustic insulating matting is to be installed within the existing timber framed walls and roof of biomass boiler house.


Updated: 2011-11-23 09:27:36   Added: 2011-11-23 09:27:36




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