Heritage & Conservation Work
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We complete projects on time and on budget.
Over the years, we’ve had the opportunity to work on some incredible buildings. Buildings that are old, of historic interest and, in need of a sympathetic repair.
Heritage projects create their own set of challenges. But it’s a challenge we relish. We understand, and work to conservation guidelines. And, we make sure we follow the regulations of the relevant local planning authority.
All the while our goal is simple – we want to maintain the original character of the building. That means, where at all possible, we work with the original materials used when the building was first constructed. That means using the right timber. Not just the right type of wood, but wood that’s been aged accordingly. And, we spend as much time as necessary to source the perfect brick and stone. We’re also masters at creating authentic lime mortar and traditional plasterwork that blends in with the original materials.
But, it’s not just about the materials we use. It’s about how we use them. We use a mix of modern and traditional methods. We pick the right method to get the right result. We don’t compromise. We know that making repairs or alterations to any listed or conservation building can be stressful. There’s a lot to consider. We’ll happily meet to discuss your project and share our experience and advice. But, we also know you still might need to do some research of your own.
If you want to familiarise yourself with guidelines and policies relating to conservation and heritage, then the ideal place to start is the Historic Environment Scotland website. It’s full of accessible information to steer you right. If you find yourself with a question without an answer – get in touch. If we can’t help you personally, we’ll hopefully be able to steer you in the right direction.