Listed Building Extensions | Tye Architects

Most people assume that adding extensions to listed buildings is at best a difficult task, and at worst an impossible one.

That simply isn't true.

Although working hard to preserve the history of a listed building is important, that does not mean any alterations or extensions must keep the building frozen in time. It is still possible to make alterations to these buildings that perform the required function for their inhabitants, whilst adhering to - and enhancing - the building’s aesthetic and character.

Here at Tye Architects, we have been working with owners of listed buildings for many years now, and have helped these individuals to realise their ambitions of having their beloved properties extended or modified. Whether you're unsure what modifications you'd like, or you have a clear vision in mind, we can help you to turn those concepts into a reality. 

Listed Building Extension Criteria 

Listed Building Consent (LBC) is legally required for any alterations or extensions to listed buildings. LBC can be acquired through your local planning authority, in a much similar way that you would apply for regular planning permission. In most cases, you will need both LBC and planning permission for a listed building extension. 

There are almost always several criteria to meet in order to gain approval for a listed building extension project:

- High-quality design and craftsmanship that enhances the aesthetic of the property
- Minimise any harm to the property's heritage
- Extensions should provide a secondary element to the overall structure
- Demonstration of a clear understanding of the building's significance and its environment

Working With Us

Tye Architects have extensive experience with listed building extensions, alterations, and other listed building projects. Our team have unrivaled knowledge of both historical architecture and landscape, which combines with our flair for design and planning to ensure that our clients not only achieve the desired permission, but are also happy with their new space.

We have solid relationships with local authorities across the country, as well as long-standing partnerships with numerous industry leaders in rural landscapes, interior design, construction, and much more.

Discuss Your Listed Building Extension With Us

We would be more than happy to have an initial consultation to discuss your listed building extension. We operate throughout the UK, so whether you wish to have a consultation in person or by phone is up to you. We simply ask that you send over details of your project, including the address, budget, and a brief description of what kind of listed building extension you require.

We can be reached at 01525 406677, or via our online contact form. You can also email us directly at