DAVID RUDGE ASSOCIATES

Listed Building Repairs in Staffordshire

Thursday 20th of September 2018

Phone Number: 01889 504219

Structural Reports for Listed Buildings

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  • Paul Marren
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  • Structural Reports for Listed Buildings
  • Posted date:
  • 21-11-2016
Structural Reports for Listed Buildings

Historical and listed buildings are often a problem for owners when a building survey is required. It can be difficult to find experienced surveyors who are capable of producing an accurate and knowledgeable survey of old buildings. DAVID RUDGE ASSOCIATES are a building restoration and assessment company which are passionate about historical and listed buildings throughout Staffordshire and the UK. Our experienced team have developed many years knowledge...

Posted by:Paul Marren on:2016-11-21 16:20:29 Read More

Improving Access to Historic Buildings

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  • Posted date:
  • 11-05-2016
Improving Access to Historic Buildings

There are specific guidelines according to Historic England for accessing historic buildings. Here’s more about improving access to historic buildings in the UK. There are specific guidelines for historic building access. This specifically applies to people with disabilities. You’ll find statutory framework and examples of how access should look like. This is ideal for contractors and architects who repair old and listed buildings. When you...

Posted by:Admin on:2016-05-11 13:14:00 Read More

Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings

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  • 05-05-2016
Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings

There are many practical ways to help reduce energy consumption in older buildings. If you are restoring or repairing an older building, here are some guidelines that you can use. Older buildings are often restored to their original look and feel. But in our modern times, energy efficiency is important too. You need to find a balance between restoring and using energy saving techniques. This is to make the building more efficient. In order to do...

Posted by:Admin on:2016-05-05 13:12:00 Read More

Practical Building Conservation

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  • Posted date:
  • 26-04-2016
Practical Building Conservation

If you are restoring an old building, the Practical Building Conservation series is ideal. It’s a great reference for everyone looking to do maintenance work on older buildings. Being involved in the repair of an old or listed building can be exciting but also challenging. That’s why you should consult the Practical Building Conservation series. It’s a great reference for everyone involved in older or listed buildings. The series includes...

Posted by:Admin on:2016-04-26 13:09:00 Read More

Building Materials for Historic Buildings

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  • 21-04-2016
Building Materials for Historic Buildings

When it comes to repairing an old building, you should know what the right materials are to use. Here is more information on the materials specifically aimed at older buildings. Older buildings often need repair or maintenance work. But they are different from modern buildings and may require specific materials. That’s why it’s important to know what type of materials may be necessary to perform the work. When you choose building materials to...

Posted by:Admin on:2016-04-21 13:05:00 Read More

How to Maintain and Repair Older Buildings

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  • 11-04-2016
How to Maintain and Repair Older Buildings

Older buildings require specialised maintenance to keep it looking original. Buildings can deteriorate due to a number or reasons. Here are a few tips on how to maintain and repair them. There may be many reasons why an old building needs repair work. It can be due to the environment that causes deterioration, or simply due to wear and tear by tenants. If an old and neglected building needs repair work, you should know how to properly do it. There...

Posted by:Admin on:2016-04-11 13:01:00 Read More

Roofing work for Historical Properties

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  • Paul Marren
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  • Roofing work for Historical Properties
  • Posted date:
  • 30-09-2015
Roofing work for Historical Properties

DAVID RUDGE ASSOCIATES work throughout Staffordshire and the UK providing specialist restoration work, repairs and advice for work to be completed on historical properties, listed buildings and period homes. We are dedicated to maintaining the original historical features of older structures and buildings. We carry out a range of roofing work on listed buildings including: Wherever possible the historical building methods and materials are used. Our structural...

Posted by:Paul Marren on:2015-09-30 15:02:00 Read More

Timber Frame Replacement in Listed Buildings

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  • Paul Marren
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  • Posted date:
  • 31-08-2015
Timber Frame Replacement in Listed Buildings

Replacing or repairing timber frames in listed buildings may be necessary if the original features have become damaged, infected by woodworm or rotten. A great deal of care and research needs to be instigated before any listed building has work done on the replacement of any timber features. Original materials need to be matched as close as possible or the replacement timber must be able to work in the building alongside the original structural materials...

Posted by:Paul Marren on:2015-08-31 14:58:00 Read More

Plastering Restoration in Period Properties

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  • Paul Marren
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  • Posted date:
  • 31-07-2015
Plastering Restoration in Period Properties

DAVID RUDGE ASSOCIATES undertake a large range of plastering restoration projects for historical, period and listed buildings throughout Staffordshire and the UK. We are committed to restoring period buildings to their original style and design using traditional materials suited to the period. We carry our extensive research to ensure that the building materials that we use are suitable for the building and offer a restoration that works with the original...

Posted by:Paul Marren on:2015-07-31 14:54:00 Read More

Electrical Work in Listed Buildings

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  • Paul Marren
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  • Electrical Work in Listed Buildings
  • Posted date:
  • 30-06-2015
Electrical Work in Listed Buildings

Listed building must be maintained and refurbished according to the local listed building authority regulations. Any work carried out on a listed building should be completed using the same materials as originally used and finished according to the original design so that original features are preserved. Before you undertake any alterations or improvements on your listed building, you should contact your local authority to find out what the local...

Posted by:Paul Marren on:2015-06-30 14:50:00 Read More

Alterations in Historical Buildings

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  • Alterations in Historical Buildings
  • Posted date:
  • 31-05-2015
Alterations in Historical Buildings

Alterations and maintenance to listed buildings require specialist skills and knowledge about the historic materials used in the original construction. Period buildings will naturally move due to thermal expansion and contraction of the materials originally used. Adding inappropriate modern materials or completing repair work without knowledge about the historic building process can cause further damage to the structure of the building. Listed buildings,...

Posted by:Paul Marren on:2015-05-31 14:45:00 Read More

Lead Work in Listed Buildings

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  • Paul Marren
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  • Lead Work in Listed Buildings
  • Posted date:
  • 30-04-2015
Lead Work in Listed Buildings

Lead is a common material used in roofing and ornate features of historical and period properties. Lead sheeting is one of the most durable and oldest materials used in roofing and if it is installed correctly, it can remain in place without need for repair longer than any other roofing material. If you require replacement of lead roofing or ornate features within a period or listed building, it is important that you undertake any work according to...

Posted by:Paul Marren on:2015-04-30 14:34:00 Read More

Windows and Door Frames for Historical Properties

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  • Paul Marren
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  • Windows and Door Frames for Historical Properties
  • Posted date:
  • 31-03-2015
Windows and Door Frames for Historical Properties

The original design and style of historic and period buildings will often need to be preserved to match as closely as possible the original materials used historically. Listed buildings will require listed building consent to undertake any changes to the original building. Doors and Window frames of period and listed buildings provide a significant impact in the overall facade of a building exterior and historical interest of the property. If you...

Posted by:Paul Marren on:2015-03-31 14:29:00 Read More

Lime Pointing for Listed Buildings

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  • Paul Marren
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  • Lime Pointing for Listed Buildings
  • Posted date:
  • 28-02-2015
Lime Pointing for Listed Buildings

The original lime mortars used in traditional buildings has a large range of variations throughout the periods so each building requires specialist research to understand the process of restoration and repairs that a listed or period building may require. Lime mortars are a vital component in the original construction methods of a large number of historic buildings and any repair work to replace damaged or missing mortar needs to be conducted using...

Posted by:Paul Marren on:2015-02-28 11:41:00 Read More

Plumbing Work for Listed Buildings

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  • Paul Marren
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  • Plumbing Work for Listed Buildings
  • Posted date:
  • 31-01-2015
Plumbing Work for Listed Buildings

If you own or manage a listed or period building which requires new plumbing installation or maintenance, you may find that it is difficult to find a specialist plumber with the experience and knowledge to carry out plumbing work on listed buildings or historical and period properties. DAVID RUDGE ASSOCIATES have developed many years of experience providing restoration and maintenance for period and historic buildings where a value has been placed on maintaining...

Posted by:Paul Marren on:2015-01-31 14:19:00 Read More

Oak Frame Restoration for Old Homes

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  • Paul Marren
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  • Oak Frame Restoration for Old Homes
  • Posted date:
  • 31-12-2014
Oak Frame Restoration for Old Homes

DAVID RUDGE ASSOCIATES offer a complete range of services for the repair and restoration of timbers and oak frames within period, historical and listed buildings. Our experienced craftsmen carry out extensive research on the historical materials used in older buildings to gain an understanding into the most effective methods of restoring and maintaining listed buildings without damaging the original design and structure of the property. We carry out traditional...

Posted by:Paul Marren on:2014-12-31 14:15:00 Read More

Damp Management in Listed Buildings

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  • Paul Marren
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  • Damp Management in Listed Buildings
  • Posted date:
  • 30-11-2014
Damp Management in Listed Buildings

DAVID RUDGE ASSOCIATES are a skilled team of listed building repairs and restoration experts working throughout Shropshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire and the West Midlands. We carry out a range of alterations specific to the time period using original materials or materials which compliment the original building. The style of building known as Mediaeval includes the Gothic, Romanesque and Pre-romanesque periods of architecture. Mediaeval...

Posted by:Paul Marren on:2014-11-30 14:11:00 Read More