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.

RDA is a recognised IHBC historic environment service provider {HESPR}

We have  Professional Indemnity and Liability Insurance

Serving the Counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Gloucestershire and The Cotswolds, South Shropshire, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire

Latest News

October 2021

Save money and time. Commission Heritage Assessment Surveys and Statements early in the planning process BEFORE designing changes to historic buildings so projects can be heritage led and comply with conservation policies and LPA conservation teams. See RDA SERVICES

March 23rd 2021

We continue to work on heritage reports and projects despite Covid Restrictions. Trying to keep it local

September 2020


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

August 2020

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


May 2020

We have carried 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.

April 2020

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.


November 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’


June 2019

See our Advisory Sheet on ‘What Are Heritage Reports’

RDA What Are Heritage Reports

March 2019

IHBC AGM Louisa elected as Consultations & Policy Officer for IHBC WestMidlands Branch

February 2019

See our Advice on Using Appropriate Expertise for Heritage Statements


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