Built Heritage

Built Heritage and Conservation

Best Practice

As Conservation Architects, we adhere to Best Practice and to the International Conventions and Charters governing Conservation Architecture and we design and specify interventions which respect the character and special interest of the historic buildings we work on.

We have experience across a broad range of building types from Recorded Monuments to Georgian Country Houses, to important 19th Century Churches and Public Buildings. However, we are also routinely engaged on modest traditional and vernacular structures of 18th or 19th century origin benefiting from grant assistance from Local Authorities and other sources. We have particular expertise in the integration of Fire Engineering and  accessibility for historic structures and we can marry conservation objectives,  fire safety issues  and universal access in a sensitive manner.

Old Court House, Kilkenny


We also design extensions, infill development and new buildings within the curtilage or attendant grounds of Protected Structures while having regard to the special character and setting of the historic building/structure.

We prepare independent Architectural Heritage Impact assessments to accompany applications for Planning Permission  and also  prepare Conservation Grant  applications to  Local Authorities.

The Undercroft, Waterford Medieval Museum.

The Undercroft, Waterford Medieval Museum.