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Heritage buildings, stone and masonry

Repair and refurbishment of historic buildings

Effective building conservation needs to extend the life of a structure without compromising its special character. BRE's considerable expertise regarding repair, refurbishment and maintenance of historic buildings and structures has helped conserve, protect and enhance  some of the best known heritage buildings in the country including:

  • St Pauls Cathedral
  • Lincoln Cathedral 
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Palace of Westminster
  • Wells Cathedral
  • Bolsover Castle
  • Tintern Abbey
  • Big Pi
  • Holyrood Palace
  • Stirling Castle

With a core of experts specialising in engineering, architecture, surveying, geology, material science and archaeology, we provide a multi-disciplinary conservation service that appreciates the

historical value of a building and its environment. Our work is supported by the other 400+ construction specialists at BRE and by a range of analytical and test facilities. Our stone laboratory is a UKAS accredited testing laboratory No. 0578.

How we can help with repair and refurbishment of historic buildings

  • repair & preservation
  • failure investigation and remediation
  • selection and specification of replacement materials
  • non-destructive assessments of structures
  • structural monitoring
  • refurbishment
  • sustainability
  • energy efficiency
  • waste minimisation
  • whole life costing
  • fire protection and security
  • maintenance
  • cleaning
  • graffiti removal
  • stone testing