Historic Buildings

Historic buildings undoubtedly add to the richness of our architectural heritage and can be rewarding to own. However the protection afforded to them can bring unwanted restrictions on how they can be used, especially for commercial occupiers.

At UNDERWOOD Associates we have many years experience in dealing with the repair, extension and alteration of listed buildings and the legislative framework which surrounds them. We have many successes in negotiating listed building consent for repairs and alterations to protected property including Grade II* buildings and Scheduled Monuments.

We adopt a pragmatic approach to the repair and maintenance of such buildings which we are able to bring to bear in our negotiations with Planning Authorities, often resulting in significant cost savings.

We are also able to advise private occupiers on the valuable VAT relief schemes which are available on alterations to certain historic buildings.


We are based in Carlisle and offer “Historic Buildings” across Cumbria and the UK. With over 30 years of experience we can deliver a level of professional service to meet your needs.

Please contact us to discuss your surveying requirements.