understanding detail of specialist hand worked leadwork(conservation)
honeycomb clay blocks have a natural thermal performance for an un-insulated building (sustainable)
high historic buildings require scaffolding which does not damage the fabric and is structurally sound (CDM and conservation)
The practice has detailed experience in the conservation field, and in particular with projects to provide new or alternative uses for listed or redundant buildings, including several Scheduled Ancient Monuments. Through this work we have extensive experience in assisting grant negotiations with Historic Scotland, HLF and other funding bodies. This expertise has resulted in the practice being commissioned for a number of public buildings and the re-use or conversion of historic buildings.
We have three architects with RIAS Accreditation in Conservation Architecture:
Rebecca Cadie has Advanced level accreditation, Lynne Yuille is accredited and Patrick Lorimer is a member of both the RIAS accreditation scheme and the RIBA/ Architects Accredited in Building Conservation. Patrick has been accredited from the outset of the established scheme and his interests and experience have been our historic building work foundation. Other staff members have conservation experience and are preparing for accreditation.
Gordon Fleming is accredited in sustainable design as part of the initial scheme developed by the RIAS. He leads the practice in our approach to design, particularly for new buildings, and success has been recognised through various design awards. His interests have resulted in utilising some innovative technology, and as a practice we ensure each site and building is considered carefully to produce appropriate solutions. Several other members of staff have developed particular interest and expertise in sustainable issues and knowledge of environmental technology. The RIAS scheme is to be re-developed shortly and as a practice we expect several members to become accredited.
John Ramsay is an accredited CDM Co-ordinator and provides the services required for health and safety issues in connection with design and project development under the Construction and design management legislation. We provide advice and guidance on clients responsibilities from the outset of a project through to the selection of competent contractors and ensuring suitable level of risk analysis and safety measures are in place during construction work and the long term maintenance and operation of a finished building.