Heritage buildings demand a unique form of remedial work due to the age of the built fabric, and the cultural and historical significance of the building.
Strong emotive connection to these buildings by the public signify their social importance and therefore the selection of a building restoration company to dutifully carry out these important w great importance. The builder acts as custodian for the welfare of the building during restoration and takes on an immense responsibility in this stage of the buildings existence.
An understanding of the character of the building and it’s place in history, along with construction logic enables an analysis of the restoration work required within the greater context of a building that has an existing problem areas and the significant relationship to the surrounds and one that will be sustained for years to come.
Heritage restoration implies a remedial intervention with no physical change, therefore search to be allowed for as required but to gain determine the original profile or appearance as established by historical records and images.
In addition to this preliminary stage, the importance of specialist substrate analysis cannot be too strongly stressed due to the composite nature and staggered time difference in the development of most heritage buildings and structures.
Finally, strategies may be designed which incorporate chemical injection, specific waterproofing systems, remedial concrete repair systems, and appropriate finishes which would endeavour to sustain the original appearance and intent of the building, and protect it against modern day carbonation and acid rain effects.