Conservation of Historic and Listed Buildings
The value of our historic building stock is ever more important, and the need to ensure sound principles of maintenance and repair is paramount in future conservation. We are able to advise and report on a building's age, style and type, it's condition and the need for repair, and, of most importance, the nature and specification of those repairs, following current conservation techniques and best practice.
Much of our work in this field arises from our initial instructions to prepare a building survey for purchase, and from consultancy work with specialist contractors.
The photos below illustrate a few of the works we have completed.
Following removal of an illegal PVCu conservatory on the rear of this Georgian country house the original stone components of an earlier staircase (found buried in the grounds) were cleaned and repaired, made up with new components in matching portland stone, and re-assembled to return the design to its former character.
Extensive repairs were required to this 17th century, wychert and stone built, Grade II cottage near Aylesbury, together with structural improvements to tie the fabric back together. The local Conservation Officer was very "hands-on" monitoring the works, and perhaps surprisingly, permitted the single story, corner extension!