Restoring Guernsey’s rich heritage: working with listed buildings

Guernsey, with its picturesque landscapes and historical charm, is a haven for those who appreciate architectural heritage. At JG Architecture, we take immense pride in contributing to the preservation and restoration of listed buildings on the island.


The significance of listed buildings

Listed buildings in Guernsey are more than just bricks and mortar; they are tangible links to the island’s past. These structures have historical, architectural, and cultural significance, and they are protected by law to ensure their preservation for future generations.

The responsibility to care for these buildings falls to both the owners and the skilled architects who undertake their renovation and restoration.


Our experience with historic local buildings

At JGA, we’ve had the privilege of working with numerous listed buildings in Guernsey. Our approach to these projects is rooted in respect for the history and character of each structure. We understand that every listed building has a unique story to tell, and our goal is to help these stories continue to unfold.

Our portfolio includes restorations of farmhouse buildings and upgrades to prominent listed buildings such as Les Bas Courtil and Castle Carey. In both cases, our team worked to preserve the original architectural elements while ensuring that the buildings meet the needs of modern occupants.

Our experience equips us to handle projects like La Neuve Maison. This listed farmhouse presents opportunities to be transformed into a wonderful family home in a central location. Complete with around 6.5 acres of land and a large detached garage/ workshop, the property offers flexibility and space on a light and airy plot.

Balancing current amenities, safety, and sustainability while preserving the building’s charm is what we are good at. A common misconception is that you can’t make changes to a listed building but if there’s clear justification for the alterations and these are managed through an impact assessment it can be achieved. We blend old and new, respecting the property’s legacy.


Looking to the future

We remain committed to upholding the island’s architectural heritage. Bringing a listed property back to its former glory and enhancing the fabric of the building so it’s suitable for the world today is a gratifying experience. With our team’s expertise, combined with our passion for restoration, we aim to ensure that Guernsey’s rich architectural heritage continues to flourish for generations to come.


To find out more about restoring your much-loved listed property, get in touch on 01481 245767 or email

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