As a company we are registered and regulated by the RICS. We are all members of the RICS. In addition, Gabriella is accredited with the RICS as a certified Historic Building Professional.
We are a dynamic combination of professional skills, conservation knowledge and practical building experience – we’ve all built and restored old properties with traditional materials. We have been there and done it the hard way – hands-on.
Between us, we’ve worked on everything from landmark buildings in London, stately homes and little Victorian terraces. We do this because we enjoy it – it’s not a job, it’s a lifestyle!
We are always pushing the boundaries of technology and learning new things – we are proud to be able to help shape Government policy on the heritage environment – and work hard to increase public understanding of conservation and repair of historic buildings. It’s an immense challenge to overturn the industry wide belief in cement and gypsum, and re-introduce the concept of breathability and traditional materials to old buildings. It’s worth it – watching these buildings become warm and dry after years of neglect makes us proud to be part of the Conservation movement.
We now run a dedicated timber and damp survey division based in London and the South East. This is proving a highly successful service, providing full diagnosis of ‘dampness’ defects, based on BS7913:2013 – Guide to Conservation of Historic Buildings and helping clients avoid any form of damp proofing or chemical treatments. We have never seen a case of ‘rising damp’ and are confident we never will.