National Trust Building Review

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The National Trust is the second biggest land owner in the UK and has thousands of buildings that it cares for and like any sensible organisation with such a huge responsibility the National Trust undertakes a periodic review into how they do things. Edwards Hart have been appointed to work on this review which includes… Read more »

Somerset House Heritage Impact Assessments

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Understanding and managing significance is part of the daily routine of managing an historic building. Somerset House engaged Edwards Hart to evaluate options for temporary installations which involved the undertaking of heritage impact assessments through an options appraisal. Edwards Hart Director John Edwards said: ‘It’s a great pleasure to work with clients that want to… Read more »

Castle Ward Northern Ireland

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Castle Ward is an 18th century country mansion house looking over Strangford Lough, County Down Northern Ireland. Famed for its two styles, gothick on one elevation and classical on the other this very important historic building is now in the care of the National Trust. Edwards Hart have been entrusted to undertake a full condition… Read more »

Pilot Builders Accreditation Scheme

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Edwards Hart have been appointed to lead on a pilot study to accredit builders in Wales for the Federation of Master Builders. It involves the development of accreditation scheme options based on the views of stakeholders representing the industry and also those representing clients, the building professions and consumers. Accreditation is a way of driving… Read more »

Sustainable Sites Pilot

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With the aim of getting sustainable and traditional skills into mainstream craft apprenticeship training, CITB Cymru have appointed the NPTC Group, with Edwards Hart to develop and conduct a pilot. This is centred on three live sites around Wales – in the South West, South East and the North. Based upon a range of National… Read more »

Train the Trainer in Sustainability

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Edwards Hart are upskilling educators in Wales on sustainability, energy efficiency and retrofit of older buildings. Working with the NPTC Group for CITB Cymru, training courses are being developed to better equip further education colleges to pass on critical sustainability knowledge and skills to construction students and to those already working in the Welsh construction… Read more »

Blackpool Council

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Part of a consortium led by Nick Heath with input from John Edwards, Russell Smith of Parity Projects and Nigel Griffiths of the STBA, this commission will provide Blackpool Council with a decision making protocol and code of conduct for older housing stock in Blackpool. The basis for this project is understanding how buildings naturally… Read more »

Llanelly House, Carmarthenshire

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EH have provided a comprehensive package of services in taking Llanelly House from a restoration project into a fully operational heritage visitor attraction complete with restaurant function rooms, retail, tours and exhibitions. The Grade 1 Listed House was in a very poor state when it was runner-up on the 2003 BBC2 Restoration series. Since then… Read more »

Somerset House

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EH have used its combined expertise in the management of historic buildings, access and safety along with conservation expertise to provide properly balanced solutions at one of London’s most important historic landmarks, the Grade 1 Listed Somerset House. The Somerset House Trust has embarked on a program that provides much enhanced public access which includes the… Read more »

Heritage Cottage

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This is an exemplar energy efficiency retrofit research project. This was initiated by John Edwards when at Cadw, who is now advising on its direction and analysis. It is based on a range of tests and analysis varying from very basic common practices such as detailed surveys and EPC’s to some of the most detailed… Read more »