Over the years J J Hatfield & Co Ltd has acquired an excellent reputation for sensitive design and execution of architectural projects.
Your property is hand made and unique. Repair, maintenance, conservation, design, planning – we provide sympathetic solutions to match your requirements and preserve the building for the future.
We have had a long term involvement with this Grade II Listed building.Initially we carried out a Building Survey. Subsequently we have undertaken a number of architectural contracts with Listed Building Consent to upgrade it. This project won the Small Scale Residential Sussex Heritage Trust Award in 2006 and involved the removal and salvaging of components from dilapidated outbuildings and the design and construction of a Regency music room in the Lewes idiom.
This was a team effort with full involvement from the Client, from Lewes District Council’s Conservation Officer and the building contractor.
This three bay mediaeval crown post framed barn was identified during a Building Survey on the adjacent farmhouse. Following discussions with the owners, we were able to prepare a scheme for conservation of this structure which was slowly falling down and our clients negotiated a Defra Countryside Stewardship Grant for its repair. A quality local builder was able to undertake the renovation works to full conservation standards and the barn is now back in use. It was the venue for a recent FWAG talk on conservation given by Jim Hatfield.
This steel portal framed building was put up for vehicle storage in a restricted plot and involved especially deep foundations because of the proximity of oak and poplar trees. The design involved careful liaison with the client in order to make optimum use of the space and to comply with Building Regulations. Particular issues included waterproofing an inspection pit and providing emergency means of escape and lighting. The client was delighted with such versatile accommodation.
Traditional Sussex roofs are predominantly in hand made plain clay tiles. Other local materials include thatch and Horsham stone slabs. This photograph shows a major re-roofing contract in Horsham slabs using specialist skilled craftsmen on a Sussex country house. We specialise in quality conservation work of this nature on historic buildings.