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 historical buildings research, architectural building recording, conservation plans, heritage statements and assessment of significance, statements of significance; ,conservation area appraisals, designation and listed building advice; house history research for house owners or for businesses such as hoteliers and publicans.

Latest News

September 2017

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.”

SUMMER 2017

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]

April 2017

RDA attend VAG Conference Herts [See News Sheet 7]

December 2016

 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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Arts and Crafts 1870-1914 Vernacular Materials/Designers/Arts & Crafts Movement/Craftsmen
Edwardian House Styles 1900-1918 Traditionalists/Edwardian Classicism/Arts & Crafts/Modern WW1
Regency House Styles 1790-1830 Neo-Classicism/Greek Revival/Picturesque/Gothick
Victorian House Styles 1830-1900 Italianate/High Gothic/Arts & Crafts/Queen Anne Revival