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  reports for listed buildings/ buildings in conservation areas, Planning Appraisals,  Heritage Assessments, Statements of Significance reports/Conservation Statements, Heritage Impact Assessments. We also offer an ‘Expert Call Out Advisory Service’

Also available Pre purchase reports for listed buildings/ buildings in conservation areas, such as ‘Home Buyers’ Heritage /Planning Appraisals.

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 historic environment records [HERs] and Historic England.

RDA is a full member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation [IHBC]  and the IHBC accredited historic environment service provider {HESPR} scheme

To become a full member of the IHBC there is a strict rigorous process of conservation and knowledge of historic buildings competences to fulfil, professional, evaluation, management and intervention, knowledge and experience is needed to fulfil the requirements of accredited membership allowing the use of letters after your name.

We have  Professional Indemnity and Liability Insurance

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

Latest News

April 2022

Need listed building consent advice? Not sure about planning legislation and listed building applications?

RDA  EXPERT ADVISORY SERVICE will help and advise you

Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Cotswolds, Warwickshire, North Oxfordshire

Competitive CALL OUT CHARGE+ Travel costs. Service includes looking at your enquiry/paperwork/basic research time before visiting. Competitive fees for follow up written email heritage response note if needed

November 2021

Foley House Malvern. Good to see work started on GDII listed building RDA wrote the heritage report for. Interesting history including being a Marionette Theatre in the Malvern Festivals 1930s and 40s. Building recently redundant. Good heritage assessments mean projects can be heritage led.

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

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.


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