Chapel / Church Renovations

"The historic environment is a key part of the heritage and traditions of Wales." CADW

Wales has many unused and abandoned Church Buildings. Darkin Architects have the experience and know-how to help you renovate these buildings whilst carefully respecting their historic identity, whether a Listed Building or not.

Top Tips for a Successful Chapel or Church Renovation

  1. Find out if the building is Listed
  2. Find out the established use, the local planning department may be able to help you. Alternatively, a council tax or business rates bill might be a clue
  3. Contact the previous owner if you can and see what they know
  4. Speak to the local diocese or equivalent organisation
  5. Consult with an archaeologist - there may be remains under the floor or in the grounds
  6. Are you eligible for funding? You may be able to get a grant for some of the cost of the renovation.
  7. Contact Darkin Architects for expert advice

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Cadw is the Welsh Government's historic environment service working for an accessible and well-protected historic environment for Wales.


Shown below are some examples of the projects we've completed in the Chapel / Church Renovations category.

01639 505 566
01554 778 730
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