David Rudge Associates

Listed Building Repairs in Staffordshire

Phone Number: 01889 504219

Historic Building Repairs
For Staffordshire And the West Midlands

David Rudge Associates Specilaise In Restorations And Repairs In Staffordshire, Cheshire, Shropshire And Derbyshire

Using incorrect restoration materials can cause potential damage to the original structure, producing cracking and other unwanted results.

All types of building materials move at different speeds during the natural expansion and contraction caused by the elements and other factors. If a refurbishment material is not compatible with original building materials, complications can occur.

  • Renaissance c. 1425-1600
  • Tudor 1485-1603
  • Elizabethan 1480-1620
  • Jacobean 1580-1660
  • Neoclassicism 1720-1837
  • Georgian 1720-1840s
  • Gothic Revival 1740s
  • Victorian 1837-1901
  • Edwardian 1901-1910

Our specialist listed building restoration experts produce historical research into the original materials used to construct historical buildings. This ensures that all building and restoration work that we undertake uses materials that are the same as the building or that complement it.

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Please call us on 01889 504219 to find out how our services can benefit you.

What is Historic Building Restoration?

The project of restoration is used for historic buildings to make them look new again, after being in bad condition from going through many years of different weather conditions. Bad weather conditions and no maintenance can cause decay to the building itself, further causing it to deteriorate.

Historic Building Restoration?

Restoration will preserve the historic building to ensure the history is still remembered for future generations. However, the restoration process requires a set of criteria to ensure the building itself can be restored due to legal implications. These include:

  • The repairs and restoration will last a long time, and won't cause damage to the parts of buildings of the building that are remaining.
  • The reason why the building has decay or damage wasn't caused by a major historical event.
  • If the restoration would cause money problems or loss of business.

Dangers Of Not Restoring Historic Buildings

There are many dangers of not restoring historic buildings. For example, you could lose the building altogether, which means the history for that building will be lost forever.

If the building itself is an attraction, and there are visitors to the building, then there could be a danger that the building would collapse and potentially hurt a member of the public, or staff working at the building.

How Does Historic Building Restoration Work?

After the restoration plans have been given the go-ahead, you can start the process. The process you go through for restoring a historic building involves a doff cleaning system which is basically a high-pressure steam.

This high-pressure system can be used on stone and concrete and will get rid of dirt and debris, and is specifically used for historical buildings. This system also helps with damage such as:

  • Paint
  • Bird droppings
  • Graffiti
  • Wax

What is Listed Building Restoration?

The process of listed building restoration involves highly trained and qualified professionals. Listed buildings are protected, and can be for many reasons, so it's important that the plans are accepted and allowed before any work is carried out.

The plans will be remade until they are perfect and are given the go-ahead. To do the restoration for a listed building, you'll need a structural engineer, an architect and consultants to ensure the project runs smoothly.

Who can Complete Listed Building Restorations?

Only highly qualified, reliable and professional engineers, consultants and architects can complete listed building restorations, and sort the planning process; otherwise, the plans won't be given consent.

The trained professionals can give you expert advice on how to change your plans to fit in with the accepting factors, and the best way to go about the construction work without causing any damage.

Listed Building Restorations in Staffordshire

If you own or maintain a listed building in Staffordshire or the surrounding areas, it is essential that you get the correct permissions from the relevant authorities before you carry out any restoration or repair work.

You need to get adequate permission before completing any of the following work on listed buildings:

  • Removing external surfaces
  • Installing roof-lights or dormer windows
  • Brickwork Painting
  • Window and doors replacement
  • New doorways installation
  • Roofing materials replacement
  • Removing or moving internal walls
  • Panelling, fireplace or staircase alteration and removal
  • Attaching aerials, satellite dishes and burglar alarms

Our experienced team of restoration experts work to preserve the original building by ensuring that any updates or alteration work is completed using complementary materials that work with the existing building to produce long-lasting results.

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What can you do to a grade II listed building?

A Grade II listed building cannot be demolished, added to by extensions, or changed unless given consent by the Local Planning Authority.

However, you can make a few changes, as long as you follow the guidelines. Please contact us for more information regarding Grade II listed buildings.

Contact Us for Historic Building Repairs

Do you require Historic Building Repairs? Our expert building restoration team undertakes restoration, repair or alterations on listed or historic buildings in Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire and the West Midlands.

Please call us on 01889 504219 to find out how our services can benefit you.

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