Understanding the significance of an historic building is key to modern building conservation and guides good maintenance, repair, alterations, development and management.
The skill of defining significance is something the Practice provides for its own projects but also to others as part of their statutory application and where we are employed as part of a larger professional team.
At the beginning we prepare Conservation Plans and Statements which identify and define the significance of a site in line with recognised international Charters and in conjunction with all stakeholders.
As part of the development stage we prepare Heritage Impact Assessments of design to identify conflicts with legislation and building conservation best practice. The assessment will establish the impact of any proposal and suggest mitigating works to deal with these conflicts.
At all times we aim to provide a pragmatic view of conservation making it accessible but always working to national and international guidance.