You may have an interest in the history of your house or a particular building and wish to discover more. Alternatively you may require a historic survey to be undertaken to support a planning application or a Statement of Significance. Either way we can assist you.
Our area of expertise is in the interpretation of a range of evidence relating to the history of the building(s). This evidence will certainly include the existing structure but also extensive archival research. By understanding the history of the structure, its evolution and the remaining features you can gain a deeper understanding of the building, how it evolved and who owned it. Ensuring the character is maintained may be a key factor in determining any decoration or furnishings you may have in mind or in the use of rooms. If it is a listed building you may require a historic appraisal as part of planning consent for major refurbishment.
Further archival research will follow. This may be to clarify physical evidence and/or to determine the wider history of the building(s).
The report will be produced for the client to a standard but flexible format.
Reports can be electronic PDF or hard copy and can include:
Full descriptions of both exterior and interior including details of fixtures and fittings.
Interpretation of the evidence to include the phases of building and highlighting key features.
Archival research into the history of the building(s) to include where possible the use, development and previous owners.