Our aim is to understand the root causes of the decay and to find the most suitable and feasible solution to preserve the historic building. We provide solutions in compliance with conservation principles, such as minimum intervention and reversibility, whenever possible.
We have vast experience on a variety of historic materials from different ages, including stone, brick, mortar, plaster and render, terracotta and faience, concrete and cast stone and metals.
Our in-house laboratories and experts (geologists, chemists and material engineers) provide valuable, seamless support to the investigation of the decay and to the specification of compatible repair materials.
We assist in identifying the best strategies to improve the hygrothermal performance of historic buildings through analytical tools.
We provide a full range of services in relation to historic buildings. These include:
- Early visual assessments to identify major issues and assist in determining ballpark budgets
- Detailed inspections from scaffold and via abseiling
- Intrusive investigation and investigations using non-destructive techniques (GPR, thermography)
- Laboratory testing to identify materials and decay mechanisms
- Hygrothermal analysis via analytical tools
- Development of conservation strategies to include factors such as future maintenance and use
- Liaison with Conservation Officers and English Heritage
- Review of proposed designs and assessment of their impact on historic structures and materials
- Production of drawings to indicate location of conditions and repairs
- Production of technical NBS specifications for cleaning, conservation treatments and repairs
- Schedule of works
- Site inspections during works to assess quality of workmanship and compliance with contract documents
- Development of maintenance plans
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