The Building Conservation Directory 2023

121 C AT H E D R A L C O M M U N I C AT I O N S T H E B U I L D I N G C O N S E R VAT I O N D I R E C T O R Y 2 0 2 3 | C E L E B R AT I N G 3 0 Y E A R S E X T E R N A L W O R K S 3.4 KEY EXTERNAL WORKS CONSULTANCY ed environment & ecology gd garden design/restoration la landscape architects BUILDINGS cn conservatories FURNITURE cl clockmakers gt gates & railings sf street furniture si signage PAVING bp brick pavers cq cobbles & setts pv pavers & flagstones ORNAMENTS mr metal sculpture conservation ss stone sculpture & statuary EXTERNAL WORKS EXTERNAL WORKS PAGE CONSULTANCY GARDEN BUILDINGS FURNITURE PAVING ORNAMENTS Arrol Architects 17 la BDP 17 ed la Bakers of Danbury Ltd 57 ss Barr &Grosvenor Ltd 115 gt BespokeTimber Joinery &Carpentry 110 cn gb gt Boden &Ward Stonemasons Ltd 89 ss Building Conservation (UK) Ltd 57 ss Bullen Conservation Ltd 89 ss C I S Street Furniture Ltd 122 gt sf si CalibreMetalwork Limited 116 cn gt sf si mr The Cast Iron Company 115 gt sf si Collins &CurtisMasonry Ltd 89 pv ss Conservation Building Services Ltd 58 ss Conservation PD Ltd 17 ed DB R Conservation 154 ss DB R London 59 ss DB R Southern 90 ss The Delabole Slate Company Ltd 80 pv ss Dorothea Restorations 116 cn gt sf si mr Fine Iron 116 gt sf Foster and Pearson Limited 122 cn Geometric Stone Ltd 89 ss HGMatthews 94 bp Heritage Project Contracts 116 cn gt sf Heritage Project Management 28 cn gt sf Hirst Conservation Ltd 131 mr Historic Building Advisory Service 30 gd J H Porter & Son Ltd 118 gt L UC 122 ed gd la London Stone Conservation Ltd 91 ss Marsh Brothers Engineering Services 118 gt Messenger 64 mr ss Natural Stone Consulting 91 pv Orchard Stonemasons 92 ss Owlsworth Ltd 65 ss Paye Conservation 92 ss Pegasus Group 38 ed RMAHeritage 32 la Recclesia Ltd 93 ss Restore London Ltd 68 bp cq pv mr ss Rupert Harris Conservation 118 gt mr ss Sally Strachey Historic Conservation 92 ss Shepley Engineers Limited 118 gt SkillingtonWorkshop Ltd 170 ss The Standard Patent Glazing Co 79 cn Stone Central (NW) Ltd 93 pv ss Stonewest Limited 70 mr ss Taylor Pearce Restoration Services 94 ss Thwaites & Reed 123 cl Topp&Co 118 gt Universal Stone Limited 93 gt pv ss WLWest & Sons Ltd 112 si WilliamTaylor Stonemasons 72 sf TheYork Handmade Brick Co Ltd 95 bp A Georgian shopfront in Bath which is inaccessible to wheel chairs and buggies, clearly illustrating the conflict that can arise between heritage and access requirements. Fortunately most shops present far less challenging obstacles. written document setting out key aspects of the approach, plus annotated drawings and face to face meetings may be needed. • Be aware that approval of proposed works does not necessarily mean the proposals are compliant with the 2010 Equality Act.⁴ The latest amendment to Approved Document Part M also includes the requirement for Changing Places toilet facilities to be installed in places of assembly, recreation and entertainment buildings with a capacity for 350 or more people. This includes heritage venues such as religious buildings and theatres where the service provider duty is in place. These facilities provide changing and sanitary accommodation for people with multiple and complex disabilities who require one or two attendants.⁵ British Standard 8300-2:2018, the most recent version, goes further than Approved Document M, stating that an inclusive design strategy should be produced before any work is undertaken. The strategy should highlight that (i) the requirements of visitors and users are clearly understood, and (ii) the significance of the setting. Proposals should: • demonstrate an understanding of the existing context, including the historic building and important or distinctive local features • demonstrate an understanding of the values attached to the existing building that need to be considered (for example, an ecclesiastical building that holds religious and spiritual meaning). • identify the challenges that need to be addressed • identify the optimum solution which addresses the issues identified within the context being delivered. ¹ Equality Act 2010 Statutory Code of Practice: Services, Public Functions and Associations, 2011, page 90, 7.4, in ‘ Easy Access to Historic Buildings ’, Historic England 2015 2 3 4 The Building Regulations 2010: Access to and use of buildings, Vol 2 – Buildings other than dwellings 5 Amendments to Approved Document M: Access to and use of buildings Volume 2 – Buildings other than dwellings Recommended Reading Easy Access to Historic Buildings , Historic England , 2012 bc-url. com/historic-england-easy-access Managing Change in the Historic Environment: Accessibility , Historic Environment Scotland, 2010 change2010 JESSICA TOOZE is Cathedral Communications’ editorial assistant.