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Restoration Projects Ltd
6 Graphite Business Park
Graphite Way, Hadfield
Glossop, Derbyshire, SK13 1QH

 

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Conversions

In response to our clients’ specific requirements, we use our knowledge of traditional and contemporary construction methods to transform, convert and extend old properties. The results provide welcoming, modern spaces that are sympathetically designed and remain true to their original heritage.

We have the expertise to carry out all aspects of conversions and extensions of properties

As such Restoration Projects are able to carry out works combining traditional and modern approaches including:

  • Project Management.
  • Design and build including a full turn-key service from design to completion.
  • In house Health and Safety services.
  • Experienced time served trades.
  • Compliance with all current environmental and building regulations.
  • Sympathetic reordering of churches and listed buildings.
  • Extension, refurbishment and fit out.
  • Structural work.
  • Carpentry and joinery.
  • Roof repairs.
  • Traditional slating and tiling.
  • Restorations and conversions High Peak.

Restoration

We have extensive knowledge and experience of sympathetic restoration of historic buildings, and as such we are often appointed as principal contractor on a project, where we work directly with our clients offering project management and full turnkey solutions on any renovation and restoration assignment.

Restoration according to Wikipedia:

“Restoration is said as the act or process of accurately depicting the form, features, and character of a property as it appeared at a particular period of time by means of the removal of features from other periods in its history and reconstruction of missing features from the restoration period. The limited and sensitive upgrading of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems and other code-required work to make properties functional is appropriate within a restoration project.

We also work alongside well established conservation building professionals providing specialist input and forming an alliance on a collaborative  projects.

Works we do:

  • Project management
  • In house Health & Safety
  • Ecclesiastical works
  • Renovation and redecoration
  • Quinquennial maintenance
  • Extensions and refurbishment
  • Structural works
  • Carpentry and joinery
  • Roof repairs
  • Traditional slating and tiling
  • Lead work and lead theft prevention
  • Timber preservation and dry rot eradication
  • Stone masonry
  • Lime mortar repairs and pointing
  • Monuments and memorials
  • Traditional and ornamental plastering
  • Painting and decorating
  • Associated mechanical and electrical works
  • Insurance work

Our unique techniques and highly skilled team ensure best quality and great value.

Visit our Case Studies section  to view our work.

About

Traditional values with a modern approach

Restoration Projects is at the forefront of building restoration and project management.

No matter if it’s building restoration, conversion  or refurbishment of historic properties around High Peak area. At Restoration Project we offer a variety of building restoration and refurbishment services. Ranging from minor redecoration works to full refurbishments, conversion and project management.

Our restoration team are all passionate about restoring the unique integrity and character of historic buildings. Over the years we’ve worked on every type of property imaginable. In our portfolio, you can find properties ranging from country estates, listed commercial buildings, cathedrals, churches, private residences to memorials.

Our skilled team bring a modern, 21st century approach to project management, procurement and Health & Safety regulations, alongside our time-served traditional building craftspeople. Combined with our reputation for delivering the very highest standards of workmanship, excellent logistical understanding of restoration issues and meticulous attention to detail, generates a lot of repeat business and referrals.

We are based in Hadfield and as such are able to carry out restoration in Hadfield, Glossop, Buxton, High Peak, Leeds, Sheffield and Greater Manchester areas.

Building restoration and renovation in Glossop or High Peak?  Enquire now 01457 861702! Or see our work here! Restoration Projects!

A contemporary approach to building restoration

Restoration Projects specialises in high-class building restoration.

Drawing on three generations of experience, we are passionate about our craft.

Pictured – James Bell, Grandfather of our Managing Director

Case Studies

We're proud to have a wide range of case studies. Our clients include National Trust, United Utilities, Chatsworth Estates, English Heritage and the NHS.

News

  • Restoration vs Renovation: what is the difference
  • What is the listed building?
  • Restoration Aspects – refurbishments and conversions
  • Restoration Projects Exhibiting at GMBiz Expo with home restoration offer
  • Curtains Close on the First Phase of the The Royal Exchange Theatre Restoration in Manchester
  • Restoration Projects in The Sunday Times – construction and refurbishment of Listed Buildings
  • Prestigious farmhouse restoration in the High Peak
  • We are now an approved Contractor for Chatsworth Estates
  • United Utilities various farms restoration project across North West

Restoration vs Renovation: what is the difference

Restoration Projects  carry out all sorts of repairs and refurbishments, but what is the difference between restoration vs renovation?

According to Oxford Dictionary and Wikipedia Restoration vs Renovation:

Restoration: The action of returning something to a former owner, place, or condition. Restoration is said as the act or process of accurately depicting the form, features, and character of a property as it appeared at a particular period of time by means of the removal of features from other periods in its history and reconstruction of missing features from the restoration period. The limited and sensitive upgrading of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems and other code-required work to make properties functional is appropriate within a restoration project.

Renovation: The process of improving a broken, damaged, or outdated structure.

Meaning:

Restoring is bringing back original (old) look. It’s a process of accurately revealing or recovering original state of historic building.
Building restoration describes a patricular approach withing architectural conservation. Word “restore” origins in 14th century from Old French “restoration”(Modern French”restauration”) and Latin “restorationem”(nominative “restoratio”) means of healing and 15th century means of “repairing building”.

Renovating is giving your home new look. It is also knows as remodelling. It is a process of improving damages or outdated structure. Word “renovate” was first mention in 15th century Middle English, most likely originated in Latin “renovātus“.

What is the listed building?

Listed building is a structure of great historic or aesthetic value.

listed buildings

What buildings are listed?
  • All buildings older than 300 years.
  • Most of buildings between 300 and 175 years old with exception for buildings altered extensively.
  • Any other buildings as long as they are over 30 years old.
What kinds of structures are listed?
  • Any structures and items such as road signs, telephone boxes, sheds, barns, houses, farmhouses, etc. Historic England has got 20 categories of structures. Owners can find guides for each of the section regarding maintenance of such structure. Please find guide for England here
 Categories of listed buildings:
  • Exceptional interest – Grade I.
  • Particular importance – Grade II*.
  • Special interest – most common for listed homes – Grade II.

Owners cannot alter or demolish such structure without a permission from local planning authority so that it stays in same shape for future generations.

The only exemption from above rule is provided for buildings currently in use for worship. Owners are still required to maintain structure and repair under the threat of prosecution.

List of all listed buildings is available to view on “Historic England’s” website under this address: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/

Ancient Monuments Protection Act 1882

Very limited number of structures still falls under protection of much older legislation called “Ancient Monuments Protection Act 1882”. It was the events of WWII and Nazi Blitz bombings that triggered Royal Institute of British Architects and The Society for Protection of Ancient Buildings to prepare a list of buildings that required to be rebuild. Later, that process transformed into Listed Buildings list as we know it today.

In the meantime, we invite you to have a look at our case studies where you can see great examples of listed building restorations carried out by Restoration Projects! Case Studies >>here<<

Restoration Aspects – refurbishments and conversions

Restoration is a key way of maintaining historical buildings and making them fit for purpose. What if the professional aspects of restoration could be used for other construction projects? Such as refurbishments and conversions and extensions?

Restoration in Action

Creating a new lease of life for old buildings is specialised work if it’s done sensitively. It’s not just about repairing faults and correcting long-term deterioration. Most of all it’s strengthening what’s there and ensuring its continuing survival.

To do this, the materials have to be correct and appropriate for the task. There has been a recent case in Cadiz in Spain where the job of strengthening the tower of Matrera Castle resulted in being crude and inappropriate.

The key to restoration is in proper planning. Involving matching the right materials and sourcing key components.

Project management involves combining traditional craftsmanship with modern building techniques. All this needs to ensure that the finished result is in line with the character of the building.

 

Applying the Restoration Approach

Property conversions, extensions and refurbishments can indefinitely increase property value on market. The key thing to ask is how a building project can maximise its impact?
Our answer is to look at quality. Using the attention to detail and specialist techniques of restoration result unique effects.

People are recognising that altering property is not simply about adding space or refreshing a look. It can be far more fundamental than this. Property prestige comes from creating a real sense of character.

Finally, a property doesn’t need to be a listed building to deserve the same degree of diligence when it comes to refurbishment. This is the key.

We are combining an artisan business model with economies of scale and, in doing so, realising the aesthetic ambitions of our clients.

If you are a perfectionist and planning your next project, please contact us.

Restoration Projects Exhibiting at GMBiz Expo with home restoration offer

Restoration Projects at Manchester GMBiz Expo with home restoration offer.

Restoration Projects are preparing to exhibit at The Greater Manchester Business Exhibition (GMBiz Expo). The event is taking place on 13th of March at Hilton Hotel in Manchester. GMBiz Expo is promoting local businesses and as such Restoration Projects is going to present beautiful home restoration projects.

With over 120 other exhibitors and lots of visitors we should get a really busy day with lots of new people to meet and many meetings to attend.

We won’t be coming back until we achieve our goal:
None flyers or brochures left.

Curtains Close on the First Phase of the The Royal Exchange Theatre Restoration in Manchester

Restoration Projects, have completed phase one of a two phase The Royal Exchange Theatre restoration in Manchester.

The Grade II listed building resides within Manchester’s cultural hub. Therefore it boasts thousands of visitors every year and as such restoration in Manchester was very challenging project.

This listed building has suffered a lot over the years from poor maintenance works. Due to failure of valley gutter  several leaks has caused further damages.

Following water ingress, many sections of the ornate plaster cornice were damaged thus Restoration Projects were tasked to undertake the necessary repairs to the damaged features. With the help of Structural Engineer and The Royal Exchange Theatre Management Team we have managed to complete works to satisfying level.

Works included soffits, cornices and corbels as well as resin flake paint analysis and the formation of new moulds to rejuvenate the damaged area.

The scheme has gained significant acclaim and as a result featured in “Refurb Projects” magazine.

Read the article here:

http://refurbprojects.com

Alternatively see the full case study here:

http://restorationprojects.co.uk/#case-studies

Restoration Projects in The Sunday Times – construction and refurbishment of Listed Buildings

Restoration Projects’ Managing Director Adam Bell, has appeared in the Sunday Times’ ask the expert column.

He answered questions from the general public on issues regarding construction and refurbishment of Listed Buildings. Adam advised the public on a variety of issues ranging from planning regulations to sources of available funding on existing projects, appearing twice on the 18th of August & 1st September 2013.

See The Sunday Times’ Ask the Expert column (18th August) here

See The Sunday Times’ Ask the Expert column (1st September) here

 

 

 

Prestigious farmhouse restoration in the High Peak

After the wettest month since records began in 1911 work is now completed.

Formerly a large dilapidated barn and house has seen the creation of over 5,000 sq ft of ultra-high spec living space for a private client. Farmhouse restoration works have been completed in time to great satisfaction.

Buildings were originally built by The Quakers in 19th Century. London’s top architect, Guy Holloway has re-designed it for our client. With help of our specialists we have created sympathetic yet modern residence.

We are now an approved Contractor for Chatsworth Estates

Restoration Projects appointed as Approved Contractor

Restoration Projects is delighted to announce that it is now an Approved Contractor for Chatsworth Estates. Property comprises of the famous Stately Home and  Chatsworth Park.

Estate lies over 1000 acres of parkland and approximately 36,000 acres of farmland. As such also include dozens of tenanted farms and over 450 other houses and flats.

Works may include replacing vast tracts of lead on the roof, carving the tiniest details in stone to replacing huge blocks in the walls.

Chatsworth House is labelled as ‘Palace of the Peak’ and features more than 30 rooms. It has been home to the Cavendish family since 1549.

With the 105 acre garden it’s a place to go for families from around Peak District.

 

United Utilities various farms restoration project across North West

Works continue on United Utilities’s various farms restoration in North West as part of our 3 year Framework Agreement.

Restoration Projects are restoring and refurbishing listed water treatment farms and other buildings belonging to United Utilities.

Our works include:

  • roofing,
  • structural repairs,
  • timber restoration
  • and much more.