Heritage Building Surveying and Advice
RBR provide building surveys, condition reports, and technical solutions at the planning stages of a project.
We adhere to the following Code of Ethics:
- An understanding of the philosophical and legislative context in which built heritage conservation is practiced, current ongoing developments and the publication of relevant codes of practice.
- An advocate for the principles of conservation to members of our team and to the general public, and knowledge of the social and environmental responsibilities associated with working on historic buildings.
- Respect for the authenticity and integrity of historic buildings and the alterations and additions that contribute to the character of a structure.
- Support preventive conservation and aim for the minimum intervention.
- Carry out high quality repairs and alterations which, where appropriate and ‘honest’ i.e made in the materials of the period, and yet harmonious with the character of their context; and respect the principle of reversibility (that is, wherever possible, they consist of additions to the historic structure, rather than demolition or removal of historic fabric).
- Respect and promote a multi-disciplinary collaborative approach towards conservation.
- Share knowledge, mentor junior members of the team, uphold the support of peers and as required to play a role in education and training of contractors and operatives in the heritage conservation environment.
- Review projects after completion, to record the conservation works and to assist in implementing a maintenance schedule.