Listed Building Restoration Staffordshire
Edwardian Repairs in West Midlands, Shropshire and Cheshire
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 are your first choice for listed building restoration.
We carry out a range of alterations specific to the time period using original materials or materials which compliment the original building.
If you need help and advice restoring listed buildings, call our historical building expert today.
- Structural Reports
- General Electrical Work
- Damp Management
- General Plumbing
- Alterations in Period Buildings
- Listed Building Repairs
The style of a building known as Medieval includes the Gothic, Pre- and Romanesque periods of architecture. In addition, medieval Architecture includes military and civic buildings, churches and castles.
The period buildings described as Georgian were built through the reign of the four Hanoverian monarchs named George. This period covers architecture produced between 1720 and 1820.
Victorian architecture is any building that was constructed throughout the reign of Queen Victoria, which span the years between 1837 and 1901. The late Victorian period includes influences from the Middle East and Asia.
Architecture built between 1901 and 1914 describes the period of the reign of King Edward VII. Edwardian architecture offers a less ornate design than the Victorian period using lighter colours and less decorative patterns.
Listed Building Contractors
David Rudge Associates have many years of experience restoring listed buildings and our team of contractors have the necessary skills to perform all the restoration services you may need. Our contractors can carry out any restoration work on Grade 1 and 2 listed properties throughout the Shropshire, Derbyshire, Cheshire and Staffordshire areas. We have a complete understanding of all the necessary regulations and appreciate all period-specific aesthetics and construction methods. If you would like to discuss our listed building contractor services, please do not hesitate to call us and contact our team today.
Experts In Restoration
Our team of restoration experts have worked on some of the oldest listed buildings in the UK. We employ experts in traditional building methods and materials to create seamless restorations that blend perfectly with the existing property. They also have the necessary skills to carry out important conservation work, protecting the original aesthetics of the property being worked on.
What We Do
Listed Property Restoration
Our contractors have the abilities to restore your listed property with particular attention to contemporary detail. We have a love of historic buildings and our team and take great pride in the work we do. Aside from intensive restorations, we also offer regular maintenance services.
Timber Frame Restoration
Many listed buildings contain timber framing as an integral part of their structure. However, throughout the centuries, these timber frames can become worn through exposure to the elements. In addition, moisture can seep into them, causing them to rot, which will only be accelerated if the timber is not rendered. Therefore, it is often advised that you carry out a works schedule for your timber framing to create a comprehensive maintenance plan.
Lime mortar rendering is the best way to protect the timber framing of your listed property from damage. It is a comprehensive method of mitigating the effects of the weather, keeping the timber free of moisture and rot. Lime rendering also allows the wood to breathe, which helps the property to remain structurally sound for many years. Our restoration contractors also have the skills to give the lime rendering an attractive finish that will match the property's aesthetic.
Lime plastering is a far more appropriate material to use in listed properties than more modern plastering substances. Today's gypsum-based plasters are the only material used in current properties, and the art of lime plastering has almost been lost. But our specialist team are on hand to lend their expertise and lime plaster your property as it would have been done when it was built. There is a three-coat process by which a property is plastered correctly. These three coats are called:
- Scratch coat
- Floating coat
- Finishing coat
Structural Reports for Listed Building
David Rudge Associates can also carry out any structural reports that you may need for your listed property. These reports are generally required for those who own or consider restoration or alteration processes for a listed building. They will detail any defects that the building may have, highlighting any safety threats it may pose during work. Aside from listed properties, these reports are also required for any structure of a significant age or that are uniquely constructed.
General Electrical Work for Listed Building
General electric work for listed buildings can include the installation of a wide range of systems. These include power, lighting and communications systems. More specialist systems might consist of data storage, security devices (such as CCTV or intruder detection) and alarms. It can also apply to simple household appliances such as fridges or washing machines. Our team are on hand to provide professional electrical installation services.
Damp Management for Listed Building
There are three forms of damp that listed buildings can suffer from. These are rising damp, penetrating damp and condensation. All three can present significant structural issues should they take hold within a listed building. Our contractors have the technical knowledge to prevent the effects of damp from damaging your property. Contact us today to arrange damp prevention services for your listed property.
General Plumbing for Listed Building
We also have the capacity to undertake plumbing services on Grade 1 and 2 listed buildings throughout the Shropshire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire areas. You can be sure of a professional service when ordering plumbing work through David Rudge Associates. Our specialist listed building contractors have a comprehensive understanding of what is needed to successfully carry out plumbing work in the often delicate surroundings of a listed building.
Alterations in Period Buildings
The first thing to do when you are thinking of making alterations to a listed building is that you have the prerequisite permission. Checking with the LPOC (Listed Property Owners Club) is an excellent place to start as they can tell you whether your alterations will be accepted. As a general rule, you can maintain your listed property without permission so long as you use traditional materials and techniques. However, if you are considering modern extensions to the existing property, it is best to seek advice first.
Listed Building Repairs
There is a trio of criteria that your repair project plans must meet to be appropriate for your listed building. Repairs are always necessary for listed buildings to maintain their historical value and heritage. These criteria include:
That you have thoroughly considered what impact the repairs will have on the property.
That you can prove the long-term effects of your repair proposals will be harmless to the property itself.
That your repair plans are designed to minimise harm to the building.
Historic Building Repairs in Staffordshire
David Rudge Associates offer practical and long-lasting solutions for historic building restorations throughout Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, and the West Midlands.
We ensure that whether you own a Medieval, Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian building, our knowledgeable team will carry out in-depth research to ensure that any restoration work or alterations will improve the original building and not damage it.
Are you looking for listed building restoration? To find out more information about our listed building restoration work, please call us today on 01889 504219 or forward your enquiry using our contact form.