Conservation and Heritage

Specialising in building conservation and the refurbishment and extension of listed and historic buildings, Living Space Architects enjoys working in a modern rustic style, and introducing new contemporary elements into a historic setting.

While listing introduces a greater degree of control, it does not mean a building should be frozen in time but calls for well-informed and intelligent management of changes.

Both directors have a wealth of experience working within conservation areas throughout the South West and London and Kirsty Curnow Bayley is an RIBA Conservation Registrant.

Some of our recent work includes extending and altering St Peter’s church in Lewtrehchard, a sensitive extension to a barn within the setting of a listed building and many projects within conservation areas and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Kirsty was pivotal in returning our home to its current condition, blending very old with contemporary and very modern. We are delighted with the result and we would recommend Living Space Architects to any prospective clients.
Everything now works 100%, the building breathes again and will be on track for the next 100 years for sure. Thanks Kirsty!

Sue & Geoff EdwardsRestoration & Alteration of Staddon’s House

This was our first major renovation project and Stuart supported us every step of the way: from original outline plans; planning application; full specification; advice in selecting an excellent builder and facilitating contract signage with them. His knowledge of local craftsmen and professionals was invaluable in the early stages of the project, as were his suggestions in the design of key elements of the layout that we would never have thought of.

Suzanne JonesConversion of Brewers Barn, Dawlish