Historic building materials and methods of construction assessment in Oxford

H+R’s Oxford office is a satellite of the main office at Netley House. It serves Oxfordshire, the Cotswolds, the Midlands and the West Country, with occasional forays to West London. The office is staffed by Joe Lovelock, a timber decay specialist, and Matthew Smith, an environmental scientist with a background in building physics. The office undertakes projects ranging from listed cottages to World Heritage sites and is proud to have been involved in recent refurbishment projects at Blenheim Palace alongside numerous Cotswold stone cottages and manor houses. The Oxford office works closely with surveyors at Netley House to ensure the necessary breadth and depth of expertise is applied to our larger projects.

How we work

Specialising in the understanding and assessment of historic building materials and methods of construction, H+R staff focus on understanding the causes of failure, rather than addressing the symptoms, so that recommendations for repairs are robust, durable and cost-effective, and that risk associated with proposed modifications is effectively managed.

If you have a particular property that requires attention or if you would like to enquire about our specialist services, please get in touch.





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Stable Cottage Studio,
College House,
Stanton St John,
OX33 1HE.

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Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 5.30pm
Saturday – Sunday Closed

* Outside hours by appointment please