A detailed analysis of the property, whether prior to purchase or taking on a lease, is essential to fully understand the nature of current and future maintenance and repairing obligations. For an Historic building whether listed are otherwise, we will include an assessment of its historical context and provide specialist advice on technical aspects of repair, essential when considering traditional construction such as cob, stone, thatch etc. and provide an outline of Listed Building obligations.
SPECIFICATION & MANAGEMENT OF REPAIRS
Specialist conservation knowledge is essential when providing the correct guidance for repair or construction using historic building materials and techniques. Utilising appropriate artisan specialists and contractors is also essential to maintain quality and standards and ensure compliance with any statutory obligations. Services will include the production of suitable specifications, computer-aided designs, tendering to suitable contractors and detailed management and cost control through to completion of any project
HERITAGE ASSET RESEARCH
Many projects relating to historic buildings and in particular those which are listed require detailed historical investigation and analysis as part of any application for statutory consent (Listed Building Consent). We are able to provide Statements of Significant (often referred to as Heritage Statements) Impact Assessments and other research required to justify any proposals
As part of any repair project, adaptation or conversion, including reconstruction following fire damage, it is essential to provide suitable designs sympathetic to the historic character of the building using both ‘hand sketches’ and computer-aided design techniques, which will be provided as part of any project
Substantial assets including Country Houses and Estates benefit from preventative planned maintenance. We are able to provide scheduled repairs for a projected period of up to 25 years to enable future budgeting.
David is an accredited Conservation Surveyor on both the Bath and Wells and Exeter Diocese registers for Church Quinquennial (five yearly) Surveys providing initial survey advice, planned maintenance guidance, and the specification and management of repairs or adaptations.