Providing specialist support and experience in historic conservation

Bench Architects provide consultancy services to other architectural practices preparing complex and potentially controversial projects for the conversion of historic buildings.

Our involvement has helped to obtain Planning and Listed Building Consent through negotiation and cooperation with the statutory authorities rather than confrontation and Planning Appeal.

Our Consultancy services include:

  • Heritage / Environmental Impact Assessments
  • Conservation plans / Conservation Areas Appraisals
  • Landscape, Parks and Garden Assessments
  • Faculty Applications / negotiations - The Care of Churches and Ecclesiastical Measure (1991)
  • Condition surveys
  • Repair specifications and trade preambles
  • Access to the historic environment
  • Grant advocacy
  • VAT and construction
  • Technology and design
  • Historic building repair
  • Interior restoration
  • Surveys and assessments
  • Research and analysis
  • Environmental studies
  • Use of energy and Micro-generation in new or existing buildings
  • Accessibility audits
  • Party wall matters.