Our work in the Heritage Sector is both broad and detailed. Understanding historic materials and construction techniques is essential. Too many engineers lack specific knowledge in this field and subsequently over-design or propose inappropriate solutions for alterations and the refurbishment of existing buildings.
We are passionate about our built heritage and work collaboratively with other experts to develop solutions that are sympathetic to the original construction. We work in conjunction with the client team, conservation officers and other bodies including Historic England.
By undertaking detailed surveys at the start and where necessary, proposing opening up work and material testing, a clear understanding of the capacity of the existing structure can be developed. Based on this understanding, we can advise the client and design team on how new interventions can be accommodated to minimise structural works and provide buildable solutions.