We specialise in the care and conservation of historic buildings and structures ranging from major churches to timber framed buildings, ruins and Scheduled Ancient Monuments, stately homes, war memorials and monuments dating from Saxon times to the twentieth century.
We regularly work on projects funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic England and other major heritage funders. Our team includes conservation-accredited specialists allowing us to oversee grant aided work.
A key part of our work involves investigations and understanding the conservation needs of a building - use of inappropriate materials or repair methods for a building can cause harm to historic fabric. We often work with other specialists including conservators, specialist structural engineers and others to identify decay mechanisms and develop proposals for sensitive and conservative repair to try and maximise retention of historic fabric.
We also work with specialist builders, stonemasons, roofers, glaziers, conservators, carpenters and other historic buildings contractors to ensure that work is carried out by craftspeople with appropriate skills. In the case of historic building repairs there is often only one chance to get things right and so it is important that the repair needs of a building are correctly matched to those people with the correct experience and knowledge.