Prior to undertaking building work or repairs to a historic structure it is essential that a rigorous survey is carried out. This helps to establish a narrative for the building’s historic development and to identify the cultural significance of the building fabric. An interpretation of the lay out, materials, construction techniques and stages of development must be identified. The survey and subsequent appraisal identifies the causes of decay and structural deterioration, and provides an assessment of the building’s capability to perform adequately for it’s expected service life.
We offer a systematic and holistic approach to surveying which reveals the building’s narrative and informs the choice of action, if any, to take.