Edwards Hart have been appointed to undertake a condition survey of the country mansion Castle Ward, County Down for the National Trust. This will include the analysis of defects, making recommendations on maintenance and remedial work including a maintenance programme with estimated costs. It also includes an evaluation of energy efficiency. The project is led… Read more »
BS 7913 is the most authoritative best practice guide for building conservation and its lead author Edwards Hart Director John Edwards is leading a best practice seminar based on this Standard. Taking place in London on the 1st June and on the 2nd July in Manchester, this is first time a seminar based on this… Read more »
Over forty leading experts took part in a workshop exploring Building Information Modelling (BIM) for historic buildings and structures in Luxor, Egypt between the 12th and 16th March 2015. Edwards Hart Director John Edwards presented to Egyptian and UK participants at the first international event of its kind. John said: “BIM is only slowly catching… Read more »
With an increased demand for our building surveys and specialist damp investigations Edwards Hart have again expanded. Trevor Francis, Chartered Building Surveyor has joined our team thus increasing capacity to meet this demand and at the same time we see our London based client list also expanding. The lead on building surveys at Edwards Hart… Read more »
Our first 2015 course on dampness in buildings takes in Manchester on the 28th of January. This will include many of our case studies where we have trouble-shooted problems for clients with complicated dampness problems. This includes a property which has had two chemical damp proof course in 15 years, but still has damp, problems… Read more »
Building Information Modelling has great potential for use with existing buildings in many different ways but is being overshadowed by its use in new construction. Read about BIM’s potential in the latest article published by the RICS written by Edwards Hart Director John Edwards and John Counsell of Cardiff Metropolitan University. Read more about EBIM.
Edwards Hart Director John Edwards has joined the panel of UK green construction experts to take forward the agenda on existing buildings. The panel advises the Construction Industry Council Executive Board on issues relating to sustainability, carbon reduction and all other green construction issues. It will also identify and promote green construction policy and activities… Read more »
The Green Wheel retrofit guidance tool is taking centre stage in sustainability training developed by Edwards Hart Director John Edwards for the RICS and being delivered across the UK during November and December 2014. The tool has been developed by the Sustainable Traditional Buildings Alliance and takes a risk assessment approach to energy efficiency retrofit.
The event looks at the moisture threat when retrofitting and refurbishing buildings with a focus on the need for porous materials that allow buildings to breath. Edwards Hart Director John Edwards and Nigel Jervis of Ty Mawr lime will present the latest research and approaches to retrofitting including technicalities and practicalities with a range of… Read more »
Blackpool Council has developed a contractors’ code of conduct and guidance for solid wall insulation (SWI) developed by a team led by Edwards Hart Senior Associate Nick Heath, with input by Edwards Hart Director John Edwards and other experts from the STBA. The code and guidance will ensure quality of work and help preserve the… Read more »