Specialist Conservation

The integrity of our cultural heritage depends in many cases on the care that is taken in preserving and restoring historic buildings. Striking the balance between keeping these buildings intact, beautiful and functioning whilst retaining their historical integrity can be challenging, and requires a combination of skill and sensitivity by specialist conservation teams.

With a large specialist conservation team made up of dedicated craftsmen in all areas of conservation, we are able to assist clients needing help to manage their restoration project – whatever its size or nature. Our input ranges from consultancy on specific areas to supervision and management of the complete restoration project.

Long Term Stability

More important for long term stability than any other factor, a building must have structural integrity. This means a roof that keeps out the elements, a sturdy foundation, and walls, windows and doors that protect the interior. Systems are also part of a structural assessment, and can be evaluated for historical accuracy or for a planned adaptive reuse. This planning and feasibility survey will consider architectural and historical integrity, historically appropriate methods and materials, as well as utility and cost-effectiveness.

Initial Planning

Initial planning will also take into consideration the planned uses of the building. The popularity of adaptive reuse–remaking historic buildings into modern living and work spaces–suggests the appeal of historical elements and materials in our everyday life. Conservation specialists and consultants are familiar with the myriad regulations and restrictions on how we can adapt and restore specific listed grades and types of historical properties. This information is critical for planning.

Interior Restoration

Farcroft has specialised in built interior restoration, especially wood and stone preservation and restoration. We have experience with private and public clients, as well as insurance adjustments. Our specialty conservationists can protect and promote the integrity of the built environment in a historical building project with skill and sensitivity.

An invisible art

Restoration is an invisible art. Done sensitively, the many hours of meticulous planning and preparation, skilled craftsmanship and dedicated, loving care that go into bringing an object or environment back to its best are invisible to all but the most trained and experienced eye. Our restoration specialists are experts in reversing damage and re-establishing original appearances and finishes in both small and large areas of work.

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