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Expert in Church and Historic Building Restoration, English Heritage Grants, Urgent Works and Repairs Notices

Expert ID: 729425 United Kingdom

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Expert. Expert has been significantly involved in the repair and conservation of many Churches and other Historic Buildings since 1987. Now director of a private practice Expert. Expert is RICS conservation accredited and approved under the inspection of Churches measure for Quinquennial inspections in several regions. Alongside his private practice responsibilities Expert. Expert is a permanent consultant providing Church and Historic Building Advice to English Heritage and Local Church DAC (Diocesan Advisory Committees).
Considerable direct previous experience inspecting and providing conservation advice for Lime mortars and all traditional building materials such as Stone, Thatch, Oak, Lead, Copper, clay, cob, clay lump.
Expert. Expert provides PPS5 Historic Building Significance appraisals and consultancy advice for 'Urgent Works' and 'Repairs Notices' issued by Local Authority Planning and Conservation department.
As a Consultant working for English Heritage Expert. Expert is well placed to offer advice on grant process although any new commission presenting conflict of interest could not be accepted.

Specialist Historic Building site inspection and advice for insurance negligence claims. Assess condition, provide expert report, establish repair requirements and provide budget repair costs for compensation calculations. Sub-consultant to national Architectural firm to provide specialist technical and Planning process advice for £23M Historic Building redevelopment project in London.Sub-consultant to London Architectural practice for administration of English Heritage grant project forming part of a larger Church redevelopment proposal.Provide regular technical advice and management of grant projects on site on behalf of English Heritage.Consultant working direct for client but as part of a larger team under direction of London Based Project Architect to provide Historic Buildings advice and extensive research / significance appraisal for £20M restoration project of Northamptonshire country estate.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2001 Degree: Dip (Proj Man) Subject: Construction Project Panagement Institution: College of Estate Management
Year: 1995 Degree: Ba Arch Subject: Architecture Institution: Universtity of North London

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2008 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: HBAS Department: Responsibilities: Technical advice on traditional building methods, Building conservation and repair. Administration of Church grant procedure and on site advice / inspection for compliance with grant protocol.
Years: 2005 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Director Department: Responsibilities: Director of Priory Heritage Ltd with direct responsibility for Historic Building projects, all aspects including specialist condition surveys, providing advice, managing resoration projects on site. Specialist B2B advice including PPS5 significance statements Local Authority 'Urgent works' and 'Repairs notices'
Individual Planning and design advice for traditional new works and alterations to sensitive sites.
Specialist Church inspections, repair specifications and technical advice to DAC church organisations.
Years: 1987 to 2005 Employer: Victor Farrar Partnership Title: Partner Department: Responsibilities: Historic Building projects and Churches, Repair works, specifications and contract management.
Specialist Building inspections and Church reports
Partner responsibilities for financial / staff management and customer relations.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2007 to 2007 Country / Region: Bulgaria Summary: Expert provided advice to private client for the purchase of Historic Property in Bulgaria. Required 4 day field trip with client to inspect properties and advise on condition / repair requirements.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member, Royal Institute Chartered Surveyors;
Member, Chartered Institute of Building;
Member, SPAB;
Member, Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Asociation;
English Heritage.
Licenses / Certifications
Conservation accreditation.

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