Retrofitting of buildings to improve their thermal capacity is now well developed but there can be an issue of compatibility between emerging technologies and historic buildings. Failure to understand these issues of compatibility can have far reaching consequences for the historic fabric.
We embrace the potential these new methods of construction have for the long-term sustainability of our historic building stock but understand how these potentially irreversible applications could jeopardise the very fabric they are seeking to improve.
We take a holistic approach to improving the energy efficiency of historic buildings, drawing on our up to date knowledge of technology and harnessing this to our specialist understanding of historic buildings. We seek to understand the building before making changes and each solution is tailored to the building and its owner.
For other environmental assessments such as timber decay we aim to identify and address the causes of dampness and timber decay, in order to remedy the problem rather than treating the symptoms.