C O N S E R V A T I O N  &  R E G E N E R A T I O N 

We have a strong passion for historic buildings & heritage projects, with in-house expertise to provide advice, planning, concept design and specification.

We strive to bring a progressive edge to conservation, and balance heritage with sustainability, integrating new technology with traditional building methodology. A considered yet pragmatic approach to problem solving underpins this, along with a wealth of knowledge and past experience with conservation and regeneration projects to historic homes, unique heritage structures and churches.

Lime mortars
Wells, Alterations and conversion to an historic watermill

" C O N S E R V A T I O N  I S  T H E  C A R E F U L  M A N A G E M E N T  O F  C H A N G E "

When it comes to the fabric of historic buildings we favour ‘hands-on’ conservation to truly understand materials and techniques that are specified, encouraging active participation for staff and students to promote continued education. Heritage skills initiatives are important to us and we look for ways to include community outreach in suitable projects.

We understand the importance for defining the 'spirit of place' and how a particular environment is directly influenced by the human values projected onto it. This underpins our critical analysis of historic buildings and carries significant influence on design decisions.

 

Each project has a different past and unique challenges in the way it can be altered. Therefore, the execution of each project has to be bespoke. Proposals must not only protect and enhance historic qualities, but also adapt and reuse existing elements. At the heart of any heritage project is the importance of ensuring that the building can be continually used, and therefore continually enjoyed, for many years to come.

B A L A N C I N G  H E R I T A G E  &  S U S T A I N A B I L I T Y

  

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Mill restoration
Listed building project in Wellington