Services for Listed Property Owners in Bedford

What We Do

At Heritage Property Preservation we do exactly what the name suggests. We help listed property owners in Bedford and the surrounding areas restore, repair and preserve their properties. Working alongside our clients we can offer a comprehensive service from start to finish.

Listed Property Restoration

Our team of specialist craftsman can restore your property to its former glory.

Timber Frame Restoration

It is advisable to have a schedule of works for your timber framed property.  This should include stages at year one, five and twenty-five.

Lime Rendering

The best way to protect your timber framed property is to render the property with lime mortar.

Lime Plastering

With our combined experience of over 70 years, our team has refined the application process to perfection.

Listed Property Owners in Bedford

Our Services

Owning a listed building comes with many responsibilities regarding its upkeep. It seems like a never-ending list sometimes. Therefore we aim to ease the burden as much as possible for our clients. Our experience coupled with our knowledge of the area's listed properties allows us to offer an all-around maintenance service.

Whilst we specialise in the services below we are certainly not limited to these. In the event the service you are looking for is not listed please call us direct on 01525 838202. We are happy to discuss any project and assist where possible.

Listed Property Restoration

Listed Property Restoration

Our team of specialist craftsman can restore your property to its former glory. We are passionate about the preservation of historic buildings which is evident in our work. We use high-quality low impact building methods. As a result, this allows us to ensure your project is completed with the delicacy it requires.

But it’s not just restoration work we can help our clients with. In addition, we can also offer everything from periodic renewal of your property to the general maintenance work.

Timber Frame Restoration

Many historic buildings have a timber frame. Over the years the timber can take a battering from the elements. Consequently, this can cause structural defects within your property. When moisture becomes trapped within the timber it can cause it to rot and decay. These defects are accelerated if the timber frame is exposed without a lime render.

It is advisable to have a schedule of works for your timber framed property.  This should include stages at year one, five and twenty-five. Heritage Property Preservation can guide you through the process and help you plan your property maintenance.

Book a site visit with us today, our team can visit your property and assess the level of extent of the damage caused.  We can advise what remedial work is required and provide you with an email quotation.

Timber Frame Restoration
Lime Rendering

Lime Rendering

The best way to protect your timber framed property is to render the property with lime mortar. This defends the timber structure from the weather and therefore, helps prevents issues such as leaks, damp and timber rot.

A lime render which has been applied with a skilled application can offer an attractive finish. Most importantly its flexibility offers a breathability which plays an integral part in the buildings ability to cope with moisture. The long-term effects on your property from using modern materials can be detrimental and expensive. It is vital you choose the right tradesmen to complete the work with the correct material for your property.

Lime Plastering

Many historic property owners have opted for more modern and cheaper alternatives to lime plastering over the years. As a result, many buildings are now suffering the effects of using inappropriate materials.

Due to this promotion of modern gypsum-based plasters lime plaster technique has become a thing of the past. So much so that many new generation plasterers entering the trade are not taught the delicate skilled application of the material.

With our combined experience of over 70 years, our team has refined the application process to perfection. We can offer your home or property a three coat application process. These coats are known as; the scratch coat, the floating coat, and the finishing coat. Choose the right material, through the right tradesmen, call our team today on 01525 838202.

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Lime Plastering