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  • Historical research and analysis
  • Morphological drawings
  • Gazetteers 
  • Significance illustrations
  • Statements of significance 
  • Character appraisals 
  • Conservation area appraisals
  • Heritage impact assessments
  • Heritage statements and justifcation of the works
  • Building recording (drawing and photographic)
  • Conservation Statements
  • Conservation and Maintenance Plans
  • Management and Maintenance Plans
  • Grant funding applications
  • Disability access audits​
  • Negotiating with conservation officers, Cadw and English Heritage, other statutory consultees and heritage bodies 

Statutory applications

  • Listed building consent (grade 1, 2* and 2)
  • Scheduled Ancient Monuments consent 
  • Planning within National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Permission for work within Sites of Specialist Scientific Interest, Special Areas of Conservation and Natural Nature Reserves
  • Planning within historic landscapes and gardens
  • Conservation area consent 
  • Ecclesiastical exemptions such as Church in Wales, United Reformed Church 
  • All manner of information required to discharge statutory conditions such as construction methodologies, detailed drawings
  • Building Regulations 


  • Bespoke consultancy to other architects/surveyor’s including locum cover


  • Architectural services in accordance with RIBA plan of work stages 0 - 7 
  • Brief development
  • Feasibility studies and options appraisal
  • Sketch design and proposed drawings
  • Design and access statements
  • Detailed design and working drawings for construction
  • Specification writing
  • Bespoke designs for joinery, furniture and fittings
  • Ecological mitigation measures e.g. for bats, birds


  • Measured building surveys and existing drawings
  • Technical advice on building conservation techniques
  • Specifications for repair and replacement 
  • Property condition surveys and reports (including quinquennial or other periodic inspection) together with list of priorities and costs where applicable
  • Defect analysis and building pathology
  • Schedule of dilapidations, record of condition
  • Deed or lease plans
  • Quantity surveying services such as schedule of work and cost estimates 

Construction management

  • Obtaining quotations, tenders and other contractor procurement
  • Contract administration duties such as valuations, instructions, certification, claims analysis etc.
  • Site inspections 
  • Principle Designer health and safety duties
  • Lead Consultant role
  • Liaison and co-ordination with others e.g. mechanical and electrical engineers, energy assessors, structural and civil engineers, landscape designers, ecologists

Daunted by the complexity or perhaps never undertaken a building project before ?

CJC has a wealth of practical experience taking diligent care of buildings and helping people with their building projects from concept to completion.  Work on historic structures is challenging often requiring multidisciplinary teams which CJC can lead.  CJC will support and guide you through the maze so that your ideas can be converted into built form with minimal impact upon your historic fabric providing reassurance and confidence to all concerned that your project is appropriately resourced.


A typical project involves the following sequence:

  • Initial investigations such as measuring your building, looking at its condition, getting specialist reports
  • Define your requirements and develop some intial ideas with sketches
  • Review design options, assess impacts and estimate cost (this process may be repeated as required to reach the agreed final design)
  • Submit a pre-application and discuss the scheme with the relevant people 
  • Make application for grant
  • Submit application for planning permission, listed building consent etc.
  • Develop the technical design with input from others such as structural engineers, energy assessors
  • Submit building regulations application
  • Comply with any conditions imposed through planning and building regulations
  • Prepare documentation to enable quotations or tenders to be obtained and any grant procurement condititions are satisfied
  • Review contractor response and prepare contract documents for signature
  • During the construction phase: undertake periodic site visits, issue instructions to the contractor, prepare valuations and issue payment certificates, assess claims for cost and extensions of time, hold regular review meetings
  • Completion and handover of the health and safety file
  • Depending on the type of building contract, there may be a period following occupation where the contractor can reutrn to site to make good any defects before the final payment is handed over
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