Alterations and conversions of existing buildings can often involve historic structures some of which may be listed buildings. These require a sympathetic approach which can involve close working relationships with other professional teams such as Archaeologists, Conservation Officers, Stone Masons, Timber Specialists etc to preserve and strengthen existing elements rather than replacing them.
We believe that good structural design and detail requires sound knowledge of traditional construction techniques and how best to ensure their continued service. JGP offer a full service to assist from initial concept, investigations and reporting through to analysis and design of traditional and modern engineering sympathetically incorporated within the building.
JGP also provide investigation and reporting of structures for possible submission under the Town and Country Planning General Permitted Development Act Class Q for the conversion of agricultural buildings to domestic dwellings.
We can provide basic measured surveys of difficult to access structures for the purposes of providing the Client with drawings of their existing buildings for the basis of further work.