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.  ​