Historic Building Conservation Consultants
Rock Davidson Historic Building Conservation Consultants, based in Malvern Worcestershire, have 30 years of experience and interest in the arts, architectural history, social history, education, genealogy and building conservation.
RDA is a consultancy providing professional and independent pre purchase reports for listed buildings/ buildings in conservation areas, such as ‘Home Buyers’ Heritage /Planning Appraisals, Heritage Assessments, Statements of Significance reports/Conservation Statements, Heritage Impact Assessments. We can undertake Condition Surveys, for historic buildings pre 1920s. We also undertake Standing Building Recordings as a planning condition. We are recognised contractors on ADS library, our work is validated by HERs and Historic England.
We have Professional Indemnity and Liability Insurance
Serving the Counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and The Cotswolds, South Shropshire, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire
Home Buyer/New Purchaser Heritage Advisory Reports
For purchasers [advice before commitment to buy] or new home owner of a Listed Building or house in a Conservation Area report by independent professional qualified heritage consultants.
See Services for more information
Pleased to have been commissioned in May 2020 Built Heritage Assessment for Tudor House Museum 38-42 Friar Street in Worcester. Document and assessment now complete. Fascinating building to analyse, hope the 185 page report will help the conservation and interpretation of the site
We have Services for more informationcarried out risk assessments for staying safe during the Covid19 crisis and are able to carry out much of our work as before now lockdown has eased. We will follow RICs guidelines for surveying interiors of buildings and will request you vacant rooms and keep social distancing in place. This will mean asking questions about recent health and using appropriate protective measures for our safety and yours.
Check out our more recent projects on the Ads Library Archives. Not all our reports go on archives but here are a few now added from 2019.
Historic England have now published Statements of Heritage Significance:
Analysing Significance in Heritage Assets Historic England Advice Note 12
Similar to the advice given in RDAs ‘What Are Heritage Reports’
See our Advisory Sheet on ‘What Are Heritage Reports’
IHBC AGM Louisa elected as Consultations & Policy Officer for IHBC WestMidlands Branch
See our Advice on Using Appropriate Expertise for Heritage Statements
Check out our Advert in the BUILDING CONSERVATION DIRECTORY 2019
Under Professional Services HERITAGE CONSULTANTS
RDA attended WM IHBC in Stratford Upon Avon for CPD day Impact of Tourism on Heritage
Check out our Contractors page On ADS Grey Literature OASIS reports.
June 30th 2018
Pleasure to have held a PP Lecture and guided walk for C20 Society West Midlands on InterWar Malvern. Thanks to Burleys for allowing members to see the unique interior of the Art Deco hairdressers
Delighted to be in the Listed Property Owners Club Directory and Club Magazine. We appear under Architects, Surveyors and Consultants
Louisa helps Malvern Civic Society Committee to judge Civic Award 2018.
See News Sheet 9
March 8th 2018
West Midlands IHBC CPD Day “Restoration of Chillington Hall”, AGM and Full Membership Seminar
NEWS from March 8th
Louisa Davidson re-elected West Midlands IHBC Branch Rep. Also Louisa as a Full member helped lead Membership Seminar for Affiliate Members on their applications for Associate, and or Full IHBC membership
February 10th 2018
RDA attended the West Midlands Victorian Society AGM in Birmingham
Louisa Davidson granted upgrade status from Associate IHBC to FULL IHBC
RDA attended C20 WM in Birmingham on ‘C20 Listing Seminar’ and IHBC SOUTH branch Newbury Shaw House ‘The Evolution of Middle Class House Interiors’ Conference
Louisa from RDA delivered successful lecture and guided walk for IHBC West Midlands this month.
“Louisa Davidson’s talk and walking tour in the morning was fascinating and gave insight into the eclectic and marvellous architectural heritage of Great Malvern. It also highlighted some of the shocking things that can happen when development is not considered holistically with regard to every aspect of the historic environment, designated and non-designated heritage assets including setting and significance and the impact that new development can have, if not checked by current planning policies and informed thinking. It certainly provoked a lot of discussion for the delegates attending.”
Jacob Rock from RDA was selected to take part in this year’s SPAB working party, he jumped at the opportunity to develop his existing skills and work with new approaches to traditional materials and processes in hot lime pointing, and in soft capping.
[See News Sheet 8]
RDA attend VAG Conference Herts [See News Sheet 7]
2nd Edition of Louisa’s book has been published
Architectural Guidebook Great Malvern Worcestershire
This re print and 2nd edition includes new pages on St Ann’s Well
and Malvern’s Victorian Cemetery etc and a Glossary
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