Historic building consultancy

The Historic Building Services Team at The Regency Town House has undertaken a wide range of historic building projects across the UK and beyond. The team has considerable experience in delivering services to the highest of standards.

We take pride in our ability to provide detailed historic building reports on the most complicated of properties. We assist clients in meeting the challenges of heritage interpretation, presentation and community engagement.

Much of our work involves producing Historic Building Assessments relating to listed or scheduled sites. These document a building’s fabric, how it has evolved, the setting of a property, its ‘significance’ and how this will affect proposed works.  We regularly supply guidance relating to traditional building practice.

Man holding a plaster trammel against the face of a cellar arch
A member of our Historic Building Services Team, Nick Tyson, demonstrating a traditional plastering method on site in Hove. 

Our Historic Building Assessments, written to support your Planning Application, and can be tailored to suit individual needs, from a brief statement for a small project, to a comprehensive set of documents required for a large-scale programme of conservation and repair works.

Amongst the other services we supply to clients are:

Support from initial advice through to project completion, providing clients with an understanding of the challenges involved in designing projects and successfully navigating the formal planning process.

Assessments to strengthen planning applications, identifying heritage constraints and providing guidance to the best options available.

Recording & management strategies, drawing on our experience of documenting and managing historic buildings and structures.

Learning & engagement resources, that reveal the significance of your historic site in ways that meet the needs of those in education and the local community.

Heritage interpretations, that provide meaningful insights into historical sites and those associated with them through time.

Media & communication, geared specifically to reaching those with heritage interests amongst your target audiences.

Community projects, that provide public engagement for participants in novel and powerful ways.

Pre-application advice

Desk-based Assessments

Listed Building Consent and Scheduled Monument Consent Applications

Historic building recording services

Conservation Management Plans (CMPs)

Written Schemes of Investigation (WSIs)

Community and educational inputs

Display and exhibition designs

Videography and photography to support historic building projects

Web content relating to historic buildings

Working with our associates, we also undertake:

Data collection, site survey and fieldwork

Archaeology and geoarchaeology

Site evaluation and assessment

Mitigation advice  

Reconstruction and visualization using virtual or augmented reality

Impact assessments

“Making changes to our historic buildings required careful analysis. Choosing the RTH team made achieving the changes enjoyable and gratifying.” 
Client, 2018
"Your combination of deep knowledge, broad knowledge, presentation skills and personality is rare..."
Client, 2017

Man instructing group in use of traditional plastering techniques
A member of our Historic Building Services Team, curator of The Regency Town House, Nick Tyson, providing a traditional plastering workshop.