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 Expert  729425

Expert in Church and Historic Building Restoration, Expert's Firm Grants, Urgent Works and Repairs Notices

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

United Kingdom
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has been significantly involved in the repair and conservation of many Churches and other Historic Buildings since 1987. Now director of a private practice Expert is RICS conservation accredited and approved under the inspection of Churches measure for Quinquennial inspections in several regions. Alongside his private practice responsibilities Expert is a permanent consultant providing Church and Historic Building Advice to Expert's Firm and Local Church DAC (Diocesan Advisory Committees). Considerable direct previous experience inspecting and providing conservation advice for Lime mortars and all traditional building materials such as Stone, Thatch, Oak, Lead, Copper, clay, cob, clay lump. Expert provides PPS5 Historic Building Significance appraisals and consultancy advice for 'Urgent Works' and 'Repairs Notices' issued by Local Authority Planning and Conservation department. As a Consultant working for Expert's Firm Expert is well placed to offer advice on grant process although any new commission presenting conflict of interest could not be accepted.

building repair


historic buildings


lime mortar



Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2001   Dip (Proj Man)   Construction Project Panagement   College of Estate Management  
1995   Ba Arch   Architecture   Universtity of North London  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to






Technical advice on traditional building methods, Building conservation and repair. Administration of Church grant procedure and on site advice / inspection for compliance with grant protocol.

2005 to






Director of Expert's Firm with direct responsibility for Historic Building projects, all aspects including specialist condition surveys, providing advice, managing resoration projects on site. Specialist B2B advice including PPS5 significance statements Local Authority 'Urgent works' and 'Repairs notices' Individual Planning and design advice for traditional new works and alterations to sensitive sites. Specialist Church inspections, repair specifications and technical advice to DAC church organisations.

1987 to 2005


Victor Farrar Partnership




Historic Building projects and Churches, Repair works, specifications and contract management. Specialist Building inspections and Church reports Partner responsibilities for financial / staff management and customer relations.

Career Accomplishments:

Member, Royal Institute Chartered Surveyors; Member, Chartered Institute of Building; Member, SPAB; Member, Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Asociation; Expert's Firm.


Ba.Arch, Dip.Proj.Man, MRICS, MCIOB, Conservation accreditation.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Specialist Historic Building site inspection and advice for insurance negligence claims. Assess condition, provide expert report, establish repair requirements and provide budget repair costs for compensation calculations.
  • Sub-consultant to national Architectural firm to provide specialist technical and Planning process advice for £23M Historic Building redevelopment project in London.
  • Sub-consultant to London Architectural practice for administration of Expert's Firm grant project forming part of a larger Church redevelopment proposal.
  • Provide regular technical advice and management of grant projects on site on behalf of Expert's Firm.
  • Consultant working direct for client but as part of a larger team under direction of London Based Project Architect to provide Historic Buildings advice and extensive research / significance appraisal for £20M restoration project of Northamptonshire country estate.
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Consultancy advice and specialist inspections for insurance providers in connection with negligence claims on Historic Property projects.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2007 to 2007   Bulgaria   Expert provided advice to private client for the purchase of Historic Property in Bulgaria. Required 4 day field trip with client to inspect properties and advise on condition / repair requirements.


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