Antony Gibb
Historic Buildings

Wall of the Week

Wall of the week is a look at some of the best historic buildings conservation, heritage conservation and architecture we admire from our travels.   You can follow our Wall of the Week posts on our Facebook page or our Insatgram page. Here are some of our recent posts. The exterior has also been pointed in […]

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Building Conservation
31.01.19 |

Want to knock though to make a larger kitchen? Add an en-suite? Open up a granite fireplace?

Antony Gibb runs through what you need to do to alter the interior of your listed property. Over the last couple of years all listed buildings in Jersey have been re-graded.  I regularly hear people say that they think that only the front of their building is listed, or the main stairs, but not the […]

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Architecture and Design
31.10.18 | ,

Orangery, Conservatory, New kitchen?

Antony Gibb highlights some of the things to bear in mind if you want to extend your listed property. Planning permission will be required. Being listed doesn’t mean you can’t extend your property, though, just that it’s expected that you’ll take extra care to get the design right. Planning will need scale drawings of the […]

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Historic Building Conservation
16.10.18

Nos 4, 5 & 6 Pitt Street

Before being bought by the National Trust in 2016, Nos 4, 5 & 6 Pitt Street were in a derelict state. Lots of original features remained, however, and these were recorded photographically by the NT and the Societe Jersiaise before repair work started. Spirit of place – the sense of an old building – is […]

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Historic Building Conservation

Want to change or repair the windows in your listed property?

In listed buildings planning permission is required for works affecting windows and external doors, including ‘substantial alteration or replacement’. First, remember that being listed doesn’t mean you can’t change anything, just that it’s expected that you’ll take extra care to get the details right when you do. For windows and doors, Planning need scale drawings […]

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Building Conservation

The Jermyn Arms

Homes of Lord Jermyn (as in Jermyn Street in London’s West End) were carved in 1648 in Chausey granite by a mason from Saint Malo, and was originally installed in the Royal Court building in St Helier. The courthouse was rebuilt in 1768 and the arms were built into the rear wall of 17 Le […]

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Architecture and Design

Le Marinel

Le Marinel is a late mediaeval house that was modernised and extended in the mid-18th Century and then used as farmworkers’ accommodation from the mid- 19th Century, when a new house was built. It is now in poor but sound condition – as left around the time of the First World War. The hope is […]

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Historic Building Conservation
04.09.15 | , ,

Tbilisi

I visited Georgia again in August this year having previously been in 2013 as part of a delegation organised by SAVE Europe’s Heritage. Architecturally Tbilisi is one of the most interesting cities, with wonderful examples of vernacular, Russian Empire and Communist era buildings of the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries. They are all now under […]

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Jersey Architectural Awards 2015
15.07.15 |

Jersey Architectural Awards 2015

Last week I spent a fascinating 2 days as one of the judges for the architectural awards run by the Jersey Architecture Commission. Fellow judges were Andy Theobald, studio leader at Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Dr Mel Dodd, Director of Spatial Practices at Central St Martins, Chris McCarthy, director and founder of consulting engineers Battle […]

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Heritage Consultancy
26.06.15 |

“Elektra”

This DeLand US Army tug, originally called ‘Groton’ (ST 1982), was built 1953-54 by the Olson Corporation in the US. ‘Elektra’ has recently been painted in ‘Dazzle Camouflage’ in a project enabled by the Jersey Arts Trust, with funding by the Great War Fund. The project was led by Jersey artist Ian Rolls and involved […]

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