RIBA Conservation Architecture Event
Richmond Bell Architects Director James attended a fascinating RIBA Wiltshire conservation architecture event yesterday at Stockton House, Wiltshire.
This privately-owned building is a Grade 1 Listed Elizabethan house that has remained in private ownership since it was built in the late 16th century. Recently completed repair and refurbishment works have undone the damage of some years of neglect. The house is now fit for 20th century living and once again being used as a family home.
James learnt about the challenges of the restoration in a series of fascinating talks. Donald Insall Architects introduced the project, and historian Andy Foyle talked about the history of the house. Structural engineers Integral, conservators and stonemasons Albion, and the contractors R Moulding & Co spoke about the renovation work. Conservation officers from Wiltshire Council also spoke about the planning applications needed for the project and advised on how to approach listed building planning consent.
A delicious lunch accompanied the day and James also had the chance to network with other industry experts. Thank you to RIBA Wiltshire for a great day of CPD.