A significant proportion of the projects that we undertake are set within Conservation Areas and many of these have additional further restrictions imposed, under article 4 directions.
We have a broad experience of working and designing within the context of Grade II listed Buildings. For Grade II* and Grade I Listed buildings we are able to draw on the consultation services of specialist Conservation Architects.
Key to the success of a Listed Building project is firstly, a detailed and accurate survey of the existing property. secondly, a clear philosophy of intervention and thirdly, an intelligently composed package of tender drawings and Schedule of Works. We have a great deal of experience of successfully negotiating with planners, residents and local interest groups.
David has an interest in working with ancient buildings, particularly how the old and new can be complementary, developing technical skills through attending courses such as ‘The Repair of Old Buildings’ organised by SPAB (The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings). SPAB are considered the leading experts in the philosophy and technology of old building repair and maintenance.