Safeguarding Heritage

"Although there is no evidence that historic buildings are a greater fire risk than any other building type, their loss and that of their contents, is particularly significant. Once a piece of our heritage is lost it can never be replaced." Stephen Dorrell, Secretary of State for National Heritage, 1995.

The Consultancy is able to offer the services of Stewart Kidd, one of the world's leading experts on the subject of protecting heritage properties. He provides advice and assistance on all aspects of safety, security and disaster planning and with specialist expertise in improving the fire risks in such buildings. Recent work includes:

The Consultancy however, also offers reasonably priced and realistic advice for smaller and owner-occupied properties. Recent projects have included major family owned Grade 1 listed buildings in England, Grade A and B listed buildings in Scotland and Grade II listed dwellings in England.

Our most recent project has been the overseeing of a project to install the first automatic fire suppression system in a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The project is described in an article on this site.

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