Historic Buildings

For over 80 years Richardson and Starling have been providing our customers with historic building restoration services. Across Scotland and the North of England, we strive to give our customers the best advice and price on historic building repair they require. 

By their very nature, historic buildings are more difficult to make repairs and undertake refurbishments to. It’s not just a case of making effective repairs, you need to ensure that all work remains consistent with the original character and appearance of the building. A sympathetic and conservation approach is required with the remedial works kept to a minimum to resolve the problem. Often monitoring and drying of the property will achieve the satisfactory result without the need for extensive repair. Richardson & Starling are fully aware of this when we take on a challenge with a historical building.

Each historic building restoration job is different and our skilled surveyors thoroughly analyse each case to decide the best method to use for restoration and repairs. 

Historic Buildings

Historic buildings by nature are fragile and delicate, purely due to their age. They can take on many different shapes and sizes, dependant on the era they were constructed and can be found all over the world. One of the most important things for historic buildings is to maintain them and restore them when damaged. Unlike other building restoration, historic building restoration is more complicated. The original structure must be maintained and the repairs must also be in keeping with the rest of the building. One of Richardson & Starling’s specialities is historic building restoration and our aim is to maintain these historic landmarks future generations. 

What Happens When You Require Historic Building Repair?

Given the fragility of historic buildings, it is not uncommon for them to become damaged from the effects of weather and other elements. These unavoidable factors are more often than not what causes them to require repairs and restoration. If you are responsible for the maintenance of a historic building, then it is important to have any repairs done as soon as possible. It is often difficult to notice when a building is slowly becoming damaged, purely because of their age they already look slightly tarnished and weathered but if you believe a historic building may need some attention then give Richardson & Starling a call.

One of our experienced surveyors will assess the building and identify where the problem has come from. After this we can advise on the best course of action. As mentioned previously, maintaining the features and charm of a historic building is one of the most important things when dealing with historic building restoration and repairs. 
Period building
Historic buildings are often used as tourist attractions, accommodation or places of worship, therefore we understand the need to have repairs done quickly, thoroughly and with minimum disruption to the purpose of the building itself. Restoration of historic buildings is a large part of what we do here at Richardson & Starling and we have carried out many successful repairs throughout Scotland and the North of England.

Historic Building Repair Service

Having been in business for over eight decades, Richardson & Starling have dealt with all manors of historic buildings. If you are responsible for the maintenance of a historic building, then you will be aware of how much character they have and that they can be unpredictable at times. Being prepared for faults to occur and repairs to be carried out is one of the things you should be aware off. Something as small as a leak can lead to a big problem when it comes to historic buildings. Historic building repair can save the entire structure of these buildings and ensure that they don’t fall into disrepair. 

Richardson & Starling are a historic building repair company you can trust, with many years’ experience under our belt and a sympathetic approach to historic building repair that isn’t aggressive or rushed, ensuring that we are taking the most appropriate route to repairs at all times. We understand how important it is not to cut corners when it comes to historic building restoration and repair. However, we aim to do the minimum repair and disruption necessary to resolve the property problem.

Historic Building Repair - Thorough Assessment of a Building

Due to their age and how long they have been around, historic buildings will have been extended and renovated by different craftsmen during different eras. This means that it’s very important to establish what the problem is and what making a historic building repair will do to the structure.
Period building with a perfect finish
This is why it is so important to carry out a thorough survey to ensure that we understand the property and the best way to remedy any problems to conserve its heritage. 

At Richardson and Starling, we never take the easy way out. Sometimes the simple solution is not always the best one. We constantly strive to provide the best results for our customers and the property at the best price. This is what has kept our customers coming back to us throughout the years. 

If you feel your historic building could do with a survey to assess if there is any damage, then get in touch with us today. We would be happy to arrange for one of our experienced surveyors to look over the property. Quite often it may just be a small issue which can be easily fixed to prevent a larger problem so no matter how small the issue, it’s always worth getting it checked over.

Cost Projection for Historic Building Repair

With all of our customers and commercial property repairs, including historical building repairs and social housing repairs, we aim to provide a cost effective solution. This is what has made us a favourite with our customers for over 80 years, we strive to give an accurate cost projection for all of our jobs. In doing so you will have a realistic view of how much your historic building repair will cost. 

Historic Building Repair in the Field

Richardson and Starling have over 80 years - experience in historic building restoration and repair. In our 8 decades in business we have carried out historic building repair all over Scotland and the North of England. We have worked with a diverse number of historic buildings, all requiring individual and unique repairs. We understand the diversity of these buildings and the need to tackle each with an individual sympathetic approach. No two historic buildings are the same and in understanding this we can tackle the restoration of historic building differently, dependant on each case.

Types of Historic Building Repair We Provide

If you know of a historic building which needs repaired, then Richardson & Starling are likely to have the skills and expertise needed to carry out the job. With bases all over Scotland and some of England, we are usually no more than a stone throw away. The types of property repair we typically do, but are not limited to, are;
  • Property Preservation – (dealing with issues including wet rot, dry rot and woodworm infestation treatment, timber window and guaranteed external timber repair, structural wall repair, home air quality) 
  • Property Waterproofing – (our main services are; damp proofing, rising damp treatment, penetrating damp repairs, basement waterproofing, condensation control)
  • Property Repair (including fire, flood and storm damage, property maintenance, home report property repairs, insurance property repairs and property refurbishment)
  • Commercial – (commercial property repair, historic building repair, public buildings and social housing repair) 
Historic Property Windows
Experts in our field we are confident that with our knowledge and expertise we will have the skills to tackle any type of historic building restoration wither used as a home or for public use. 

If you have a specific property problem or job in mind, then get in touch with us today. If we are unable to help with your problem then we will know someone who will, having been in business since 1935 we have seen almost every problem when it comes to property repair, including historic building repair.

Achieving a Perfect Finish 

Working with you and other building professionals the Richardson & Starling approach to historic buildings is to conserve and preserve the fabric. Delivering minimum targeted remedial work where required to allow us to confidently offer our long term guarantees that the building is repaired and protected. We’ll complete work on your property leaving it safe, consistent with original appearance where possible and ready to stand the test of time.

Richardson & Starling

Part of the Veitchi Group, Richardson & Starling have extensive local property knowledge within Scotland and the North of England. In doing so, we have bases in these locations:
Since starting out in 1935, Richardson & Starling have been delivering property care and historic building restoration for over 80 years. We have enjoyed a great amount of success in being the largest building preservation company in Scotland. The success we have experienced is largely down to our extensive knowledge of our industry. The reason our clients trust us with their historic building repair projects is due to our many years-experience, quality work and considerate customer service. 

One thing we have learned about historic building restoration, and any other property care, is to be thorough and methodical, from our surveys right through to the finishing touches of our repairs. We understand that each job needs to be tackled on an individual basis, which is why we assess each case separately when it comes to historic building restoration and communicate the options with our client to agree an appropriate way forward. 

Property care is our passion and this carries through into every project we take on with historic building restoration, from simple drying out jobs right through to full projects. We take pride in the services we provide and the quality of the results we provide to our customers. We have seen almost every type of historic building repair and no job is too big or small. If you have a job in mind, contact us today. The worst mistake you can make when it comes to historic building repair is to leave it too late.

Why Choose Richardson & Starling for Historic Building Repair?

Having been named UK Contractor of the Year 2017’ by the Property Care Association (PCA) it is safe to say we know a fair bit about property care. Don’t believe us, read our reviews! We have been in business for over eight decades and in that time, we have gained a wealth of knowledge across all sectors of property care and preservation. With the quality repairs and standard of service you receive, you won’t regret hiring Richardson & Starling for your historic building restoration. 
One thing we take great pride in is the service we provide to our customers. In order to maintain a high level of service we need people we can trust. Our staff are our biggest asset at Richardson & Starling and we continuously train our staff to ensure that they are aware of new products and systems to repair the specific property problems found. 

What has given us a competitive advantage is the way we treat our customers and staff alike. We seek to always find the most appropriate and cost-effective solution for our historic building repair services. 

If you have a job in mind, get in touch with us today and arrange for one of our skilled surveyors to inspect your property. We can carry out your historic building restoration efficiently and carefully, ensuring a sympathetic and minimum specification for repair.
Richardson & Starling branches accross the Scotland
The quality of service which we provide to our customers is something we have great confidence in. As a property repair contractor, we can help people with commercial or domestic property issues and our team of property surveyors will provide you with the best value for money solution possible.

Thanks to the team for a good job and the best builders clean I have seen in my 35 years as an Architect. Professionalism and value for money were great.

Mr Somerville
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