What we do

We provide full architectural services for your heritage project and in addition we can put together a team of building professionals tailored to your needs.

This can include specialist historic building cost consultants, conservation engineers, environmental engineers, conservators of stone, wall paintings or timber, and specialist project managers. Alternatively we offer specialist architectural conservation consultancy advice on a flexible and hourly basis.

Ulrike Knox is an Architect Accredited in Building Conservation (AABC) and can help administer grant application such as Heritage Lottery Fund grants. We take you through all processes from the inception of your project through to completion. We take pride in developing long term relationships with our clients and are here to turn to when your needs change or you are faced with maintenance issues which can sometimes be challenging and complex to deal with. Getting to know the building we are dealing with intimately is important to us and we frequently carry out Quinquennial Inspections and other condition surveys.

Our particular experience lies in dealing with ecclesiastical buildings and we are fully conversant in the processes relating to Faculties, Diocesan Advisory Committees, Fabric Advisory Committees for Cathedrals and the Care of Cathedrals Measure.

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Quinquennial Inspections

Quinquennial inspections form an integral part of our work with many ecclesiastical buildings especially in the dioceses of York, Ripon & Leeds, Durham and Bradford. By identifying current priorities we can then guide the church body through the faculty process and the English Heritage Repairs Grant Scheme in order to tackle their responsibilities. Read More...
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Furniture & Fittings

In addition to our in-house team, we work with furniture designers and crafts people in order to commission furniture and fittings for your building. Our particular interest lies in the design of new altars, candle holders, chairs, benches, lecterns, screens, light fittings, ironmongery and storage for places of worship and other historic buildings. Read More...
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Re-lighting

We have extensive experience in the design and implementation of church lighting schemes. Working with mechanical & electrical engineers, lighting designers, systems integrators and light fitting manufacturers to enhance and bring to life your church, both inside and out. Read More...
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Repair & Refurbishment

From the smallest area of lime pointing and stonework repair to major repairs and conservation involving a large team of conservation professionals, we are able to take your project through the maze of regulations to an outcome to be proud of. Read More...
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Recording & Investigations

A mainstay of our practice is the frequent undertaking of scholarly research into the efficacy of various conservation techniques, carrying out trials and monitoring to determine the methods and specification we also undertake detailed conditions reports and measured analytical surveys. Read More...
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Conservation

The undertaking of historical research and architectural analysis is a key part of our work. This results in the production of conservation management plans, statements of significance and heritage statements to help you appreciate the significance of elements of your buildings or site... Read More...
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Interior Design

We are designers skilled at interior design and space planning; designing, detailing, specifying and project managing schemes to space manage your interior, producing fit outs of the highest quality incorporating furniture, decorations, mechanical services and lighting. Read More...
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Alterations & Additions

Embarking on changes to an historic building can be a daunting task; our team are all skilled designers who are able to navigate through the permissions process and help you arrive at a solution which satisfies all parties. Read More...