SURVEY OF HISTORIC FABRIC
Historic buildings come in many forms, sizes, dates and states of repair. With a Conservation focused approach we are able to provide specialist advice to assess and understand the significance of a historic building and its setting.
Often we are involved with preparing Written Schemes of Investigation, followed by the detailed archaeological survey of standing buildings using a variety of techniques including hand survey, laser scanning, photogrammetry and b/w photography.
Historic building surveys are usually undertaken in accordance with guidance published by the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and Historic England - Levels 1, 2, 3 & 4.
We undertake the targeted recording of historic fabic, often as part of initial opening up work to historic buildings, and also structural watching briefs during schemes of repair and conservation.
Hardwick Hall - East Loggia (on behalf of the National Trust). Detailed analytical survey of exposed 16th century roof timbers during repair and conservation;
Overton House, Wiltshire (on behalf of the Burderop Estate). Detailed metric survey (laser scanning) of a large 16th century house, to produce a Historic England Level 4 record of the exposed standing fabric;
Gorhambury House, Hertfordshire (on behalf of the Gorhambury Estate). Detailed recording of 18th century mansion during conservation repairs and watching brief during external groundworks and up-grade of services.
Chatsworth House, Derbyshire (on behalf of the Chatsworth House Trustees). A detailed scheme of historic building recording, project management and consultancy was undertaken during the recently completed £32.7 million Masterplan.