Historical Building Translocation

& Structure Relocation

With over 30 years experience we are particularly proud of our ability and track record in the relocation of historic buildings, structures & machinery. Brick by brick dismantling and reconstruction is our forte. We understand the importance of careful dismantling, recording and reconstruction of historical buildings, as well as the processes involved in their restoration. Recording and cataloging each individual brick, piece of stone, window, door and all other physical features, preserves the accuracy and historical merit of the structure.

Reasons for translocating your structure

There are several reasons why a structure might require translocating. One obvious example is urban regeneration, where the local developments and infrastructure require buildings to be removed which should not be demolished. Another example is when the ground stability or landscape of an area is changing, causing damage or risk of collapse to a building of historic importance. Relocation of interesting builds can also maximise economic development in sensitive areas.

Inside of Old Birmingham Road, showing the courses and window fittings over at the Black Country Living Musuem

Your Building

Our relocation techniques involve extensive photography & detailed recording & surveying, to ensure that buildings can be replicated identically in their new locations. In consultation with you we can, if necessary, enable the building to be greatly improved in areas such as structural integrity and building control regulations. Where modern systems are required, for example fire alarms, great care is taken to minimise visual impact. Recording and cataloguing each individual brick, piece of stone, window, door and all other physical features, preserves the accuracy and historical merit of the structure. Where damage or erosion has taken place, suitable reclaimed or matching parts are sourced. Stone work can also be matched or cut from new. Using current building Control Regulations the building may need steel or concrete supports, however, we would aim to minimise visual impact by incorporating these within the structure of the building. Thermal or insulation products may also be used during reconstruction. This measure will ensure great reductions in the future running costs associated with heating, lighting and other utilities.

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