At Jane Elizabeth Architects, we are experienced and thoughtful in developing high quality architecture within Kent. We work throughout the South East on existing and listed buildings, whilst determined to approach sensitive conservation locations with a careful and methodic approach. Our designs respond to the full brief in terms of site analysis, cultural and historic context. We seek to find the right answers, for you, in design and planning terms and are keen in using bespoke traditional materials and new sustainable techniques.
Jane Elizabeth Architects is both ARB registered and a certified RIBA Chartered Practice. Our practice is founded on years of experience on listed properties, barns and dealing with many sites situated in areas of outstanding natural beauty and conservation areas, enabling us to form part of the RIBA Conservation Register.
The design process is fundamental to any project, so through initial consultation we provide preliminary advice to better identify your ambitions. Our client relationship is fundamental to understand your thoughts on altering spaces, changing lifestyle patterns and advising on budget costings of any new project.
The Government proposes to phase out fossil fuel heating by 2025, in order to reach carbon zero by 2050. We have to look to install lower carbon technology, which allows greater energy efficiency, helping to cut emissions and lowering cost of energy bills for families. We encourage our clients to consider the use of low carbon footprint designs, local sourced materials, photovoltaic in-line roof panels, ground mounted and air/ ground source heat pumps. Listed properties may reduce heat loss by installing natural wool insulation and fibres to maintain a natural breathable insulation. Designs can include natural light, often reducing the use of artificial lighting.
“Many projects incorporate the redesign of internal spaces to allow families to enjoy a modern open plan living.”
As families get bigger an open plan style arrangement becomes a popular choice.
“We have a wealth of knowledge of Listed building projects within Kent. Liaising with professional bodies to gain the best possible outcome.”
Looking at a building’s history can sometimes help design the future