CONSERVATION ENGINEERING SERVICES
Conservation engineering is the process of conservation of existing structures including frail buildings of heritage value. Sometimes conservation works are part of upgrading an old structure to a higher and better use but most often they are simply aimed at extending building life.
Old buildings are often impaired because of shallow foundations, weak footings, frail masonry and poor connections amongst other problems. There are a range of techniques for conserving and in many cases improving these structures without detriment to their heritage flavour or appearance. For instance, old footings can be stage underpinnned, masonry sensitively repaired in original materials, discrete new connections made with concealed adhesive fixings etc.
Our Conservation Projects
Notable conservation projects with which we have been involved include:
- Ormond College, The University of Melbourne,
- St Pauls Cathedral,
- Melbourne Grammar School's clock tower,
- The entire heritage town of Hill End in NSW.