November 2015

Specialist investigation and remedial specification relating to window frames has been the theme of the month with a total of nearly 400 windows individually assessed on three projects to inform the pre-tender process and to conform to the requirements of Conservation Officers. On one highly confidential project, H+R provided measured drawings of the different frames using 3D laser scanners

Within the month, and amongst many other projects of interest, work started and was completed on a series of investigations at Chelsea Barracks Chapel which is the sole remaining building on the site which now incorporates the ‘biggest hole in London’. This project is conveniently placed to our ongoing involvement at the Royal Hospital Chelsea

Investigative work has resumed at Sir John Soane’s Pitzhanger Manor as well as the historically significant Ancaster House in Richmond opposite our existing project at the Royal Star and Garter Home

There has been two commissions from the National Trust at Winchester City Mill and Standen House. Specialist investigations and consultancy on reconfiguration has been carried out for the historic shopfront at 65 New Bond Street which is to be moved and re-located as part of the Hanover Square Masterplan involving Crossrail

During November, H+R have attended separate training forums on the use of traditional paint, disaster recovery, sustainable conservation and application of Building Regulations to the heritage sector

Dr David Watt’s CPD presentations for the RIBA have been very well received “Just to thank you again for your most excellent talk, simply quite the best talk on the subject I have ever heard, so clear, logical, sensible and informative”