Conservation and restoration

Conservation

An action taken to ensure the survival of a building or object, regular maintenance or the stabilisation of a structure to prevent damage by water penetration being examples.

Restoration

Repairing something in such a way that it is returned to a condition that existed at some point in the past, this can also include the total replacement of missing elements. A typical example would be the replacement of corrugated iron roof with thatch.

Renovation

This can include both of the above but normally includes some form of improvement in the performance of the structure, an example being the fitting of double glazing.

In reality most projects include all three of the above.

PPS act as principle or specialist sub contractors, using our own team of craftsmen along with specialist conservators to produce high quality work for clients such as the National Trust as well as many private home owners. We offer the same high standards to all our clients and include varied building types in our portfolio from castles, follies and large country houses to small timber framed buildings, Georgian town houses and lighthouse cottages. We undertake planned and reactive maintenance contracts, small repairs and alterations along with multi disciplinary conservation and restoration projects.