Andrew Wiles is accredited as a conservation architect under the AABC scheme and leads an assessment team for new applicants. He has over 30 years experience and has won EASA’s ‘King of Prussia Gold Medal’ for Church conservation twice. As well as general roofing and masonry work our broad folio finds us working with a wide range of specialist skills and techniques. These might include isothermal mounting stained glass, structural timber frame repairs, hot lime mortars, timber mill engineering, corrosion passivation, wrought iron forge work, bell frames, fire damage assessment and concrete repairs. We also work alongside ecologists to conserve the protected species we encounter on our sites.
We believe an important part of conservation is proactive maintenance and damage prevention. We undertake a large number of condition inspections and produce easily readable reports that target often limited resources where they are most needed. We have built up strong relationships with the HLF and Historic England where our reports have been very helpful in allocating funding to ‘Heritage at Risk’.