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Repair of Historic Buildings

Repair of Historic Buildings Services in the UK from GLRE

GLRE boasts extensive experience in the repair and refurbishment of glass roofs, rooflights, and windows in Grade I and Grade II Listed Buildings, making us a trusted contractor for historic building projects across the UK. Since our inception in 1994, we've successfully completed numerous projects with official Heritage status, including work for prestigious sites like the Crown Estate, Alexandra Palace, and the Natural History & Imperial War Museums. Our dedicated design and installation teams are committed to preserving the integrity and beauty of historic structures, ensuring minimal disruption to occupants and providing a full insurance-backed third-party warranty on all works.

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25 years of Expertise in Repair of Historic Buildings

With over 25 years of experience, GLRE has developed a deep expertise in Repair of Historic Buildings, offering tailored solutions that meet the specific needs of each project. Our team's extensive background across various sectors enables us to adapt and deliver high-quality services that align with your business objectives.

We focus on delivering Repair of Historic Buildings services that stand out for their quality and reliability. Our process, from planning to execution, is designed to be seamless and efficient, ensuring minimal disruption to your operations.

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As with all services offered, GLRE will ensure the works are carried out causing minimal disruptions to the building occupants.

Common Repair of Historic Buildings Issues

Preservation of Heritage: Maintaining the architectural integrity and historical significance of the building.

Structural Integrity: Addressing wear and tear to ensure the building's safety and longevity.

Energy Efficiency: Upgrading glazing to improve thermal performance while preserving aesthetic values.

Regulatory Compliance: Meeting legal requirements for the maintenance and restoration of listed properties.

Aesthetic Restoration: Restoring the visual appeal of historic buildings to their original glory.

What is Repair of Historic Buildings?

The repair of historic buildings involves specialised restoration work aimed at preserving and maintaining the structural and aesthetic integrity of buildings with historical significance. This service requires a careful balance between modern engineering techniques and traditional craftsmanship to ensure that repairs are sympathetic to the original design while meeting current performance standards. GLRE's approach to historic building repair encompasses a thorough understanding of heritage conservation principles, combined with state-of-the-art glazing solutions that respect the building's character. Our team is equipped to handle the unique challenges presented by historic structures, offering bespoke solutions that contribute to their preservation for future generations.

Why Trust Us?

Quarter-Century Legacy

A testament to our enduring quality and commitment.

Comprehensive Solutions

From rope access services to full-scale refurbishments.

Nationwide Service

Serving businesses across the entire UK.

Safety & Precision

Employing the latest techniques and equipment for optimal results.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is it called when you fix an old building?

Repairing an old building, especially one with historical significance, is commonly referred to as restoration or conservation work.

Do I need planning permission to repair a listed building?

Yes, most repairs and alterations to listed buildings require consent from the local planning authority to ensure they preserve the building's historical character.

What are the defects in historical buildings?

Common defects include issues with the roof, windows, and structural elements, often due to age, weather exposure, and previous inadequate repairs.

Do owners of listed buildings have to maintain them?

Owners of listed buildings are legally required to maintain them in a manner that preserves their historical and architectural significance.

Can modern glazing techniques be used in historic buildings?

Yes, modern glazing techniques can be used, provided they are applied sensitively and with approval from heritage conservation authorities to ensure they do not detract from the building's historical integrity.