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ASAP Architects combine an interest in building conservation with energy saving technologies and building materials produced from sustainable resources.  Many natural materials used in historic building repair and alteration are intrinsically sustainable.  They often combine this quality with the ability to function effectively for hundreds of years.

Our building conservation expertise is used across a wide range of our everyday project work, particularly where historic buildings are involved.  This may commence with our work on feasibility studies for a particular building where our conservation and repair advice will provide the basis for later design and construction work.  It might also be used when giving planning advice or where we are helping with a particular study.  We have been involved with the development of local planning policies that might effect how a particular historic or conservation area may be developed.  This expertise is also important when we are providing construction drawings or where we are preparing detailed specifications and construction work schedules.

Our memberships range across the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC), The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), The Association of Environmentally Conscious Builders (AECB) and the Almshouses Association. Three Architects are on the register for Architects Accredited in Conservation (AABC). We are committed to reducing the detrimental impact of our buildings on the world’s environment.

Ongoing and recently completed projects include:

Listed House     Comprehensive alterations and repairs to a grade II* listed building, within the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site; our work included new electrical and heating systems, changes to layout and the provision of new stairways, careful conservation and repairs to leaded glass windows and oak timber structures.

Strand Arcade     Comprehensive renewal of lead sheet, slate and glass roof over a shopping arcade, in the centre of the city of Derby, involving complex logistics due to constraints of the site, access difficulties and the need to keep the shops open for business. This work was carried out in association with Derby City Council.

Cornmarket and St James      Comprehensive renewal of lead sheet and slate roofs, brickwork and stonework and the renewal of the shop front, involving the replacement of two cast iron columns which supported the main street facades, together with the removal of asbestos sheeting, whilst at the same time keeping the shop open for business.

Middleton Bottom Wheel Pit     In association with Derbyshire County Council; commissioned to prepare construction drawings, specifications and schedules of work for the repair of a wheel pit, constructed from brick, pitch pine and cast metals.

Listed Farm     This project required detailed advice to the client as to how best to proceed with the repairs of a listed farm group, requiring substantial renewals and repairs. Our work was the provision of measured survey drawings, proposals including an extension, detailed planning and listed building consents and conservation advice on the repair of leaded light metal frame windows. Further expertise was provided with respect to the use of Natural Hydraulic Lime plasters and concrete.

Caulden Terrace     Conservation of a Victorian terrace / promenade within Caulden Park adjacent to the construction of the new Stoke College buildings on the existing college site.  Consisting of the repair and replacement of the terracotta balustrades, stone steps, fountains and pathways to provide an attractive entrance and relaxation area to the college.

Derby Church House     Alterations to enable two attached buildings, under separate ownerships, to act efficiently as one, under a single ownership, including restoring external detailing to windows, doors and brickwork, which had been lost, due to lack of maintenance.

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