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Architectural Conservation Services

Conservation

Mill is RIAS Advanced Conservation Accredited and we offer a diverse range of Architectural Conservation Services:

Our Clients include charitable bodies such as The Landmark Trust and National Trust of Scotland. Community Clients including Church bodies and community centres. Civic organisations such as The Queens Hall, and Private clients who own Country Estates, In town residential properties or Hotels. We work with individual Clients and Clients who form part of a multi ownership property.

We work alongside a range of diverse Conservation bodies including Historic Environment Scotland, Scottish Government and Grant bodies such as Edinburgh World Heritage, Glasgow City Heritage Trust, Heritage Lottery Fund, and other Funding groups.

The range of Conservation ad Heritage work we do is wide and varied. This can vary from a small-scale project to large renovation and extension. We can create bespoke designs that work within your existing shell or produce sensitive additional space, as required. We believe each project no matter the size is equally important.All designs and interventions are focused on what is appropriate to the building. The condition of the existing building is our first focus. Its social, historical, and aesthetic significance is explored, and appropriate solutions created to suit the aspirations of the Client.

Grant Funded Projects

Mill is RIAS Advanced Conservation Accredited, which enables our Clients to obtain Grant Funding. We currently have projects on site, which are receiving Scottish Government Funding, Heritage Lottery Funding, Edinburgh World Heritage Grants and local THi/CARS funding. We can assist our Clients to apply for grants, preparing tender packages and overseeing the works on site.

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Building Inspection Report

WHAT WE DO

MILL are regularly appointed to develop Building Inspection Reports for a wide variety of properties. In the first instance an Inspection Report is an excellent way to ascertain the overall condition of your property.
For the majority of grant funded projects an initial report is required by a Conservation Accredited Professional. MILL are RIAS Advanced Conservation Accredited and can assist with starting this process. We can prepare reports for single properties or properties with multiple ownership.

REPORT PROCESS

All elements of the external fabric including roofs, chimneys , gutters and stonework will be assessed and recommendations provided for necessary (if any) remedial works.
Once the report has been prepared, remedial works can be carried out as desired by the Client. MILL can prepare tender packages and oversee the works on site.
Costs for our Reports vary depending on the size and condition of the property and associated defects, and can be tailored to suit the Client’s requirements.
If your property is in need of repair or if you are suffering from water ingress problems MILL can assist by identifying the defect and advising/implementing the repair works required. Please do not hesitate to contact us.

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ON SITE

MILL can tailor services to the needs of the Client. Our full services can be provided for larger works to ensure the required standard is maintained and good quality materials are used.
For smaller repairs, services can be reduced to minimise unnecessary costs for the Client.
MILL will always ensure that works are carried out to a competent standard by tradesmen who have the appropriate skills.

COSTS

In order to achieve best value for money it is recommended that costs are provided from at least three Contractors, pricing from a thoroughly prepared tender document. MILL can prepare this tender package and provide guidance to direct the Client to reputable Contractors, ensuring appropriate repair techniques and best practice.
Where works are Grant aided, the involvement of a Conservation Accredited Specialist is obligatory. MILL have an in house, Advanced Conservation Accredited Architect, who can provide this service.

ABOUT US

We are Architects, Designers and Conservation Specialists. MILL was formed in 2004 and our current Limited Company formed in 2018. Our Directors are Chris Duncan and Richard Webb Our Team of 6 encompasses a RIAS Advanced Accredited Architect, Architect, Senior Architectural Technician & Junior Architectural Technician. We are a passionate team who enjoy working together.

WHERE TO START

Many property owners are unsure of how to start the process of a property repair. By appointing a Conservational Accredited Architect to oversee the works, and relieve the pressure by managing the work, property owners can ensure a successful project.
MILL are Conservation Accredited and can therefore provide advice and recommendations at all stages of the project to ensure the smooth running of any required repairs.

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Get advice about your project

In our experience at this stage you will be looking for further information before making a decision to go ahead with your project and who you’ll hire. You can book a 15-minute call online with me and we can have a chat about your project.

We can advise you on budget, timescales and if you’ll need planning permission.