A city is not only characterised by skyscrapers but also by heritage properties. Many people think old buildings fall under heritage properties; however, buildings constructed 20 to 30 years back can also be considered heritage property if they have some historical significance. If the building is architecturally significant, then the same will fall under heritage properties. It is hence essential to maintain such buildings to highlight the city’s architectural skills and historical significance. Professional builders are engaged in projects for heritage building restoration in Herefordshire.

Why is it important to restore heritage buildings?

Maintain historical value

Historical buildings are tangible properties that highlight past events and memories. They have an intrinsic educational value. There is much to learn from heritage buildings in terms of history, architecture, designs and interiors. It is essential to restore heritage buildings to their former glory. 

Economic importance

In many cities, heritage buildings are used to boost the tourism segment. Well restored attractive heritage buildings are a part of the city tour. The government generally imposes a small ticket amount and converts these heritage properties into living museums to boost tourism. Thus restoring the glory of the heritage buildings is also essential for boosting the economy.

Architectural importance

Most of the new buildings are constructed using state of art technology. Cities are majorly filled with skyscrapers where architectural skills cannot be viewed, as these buildings are majorly used for commercial purposes. For builders and architects, old heritage properties are a boon. They can study the architectural process, materials used and the designs used to complete the architecture of the old buildings. 

Three types of heritage building renovations

Basic renovation

Builders generally take the basic renovation approach if selected parts of the heritage building need to be restored. For instance, if floor work needs to be fixed in the hallway or a room’s ceiling has been falling, then a basic renovation can do the trick. Since old building restoration is an expensive process, the builders generally check the overall architecture of the building before deciding on a complete renovation. 

Intermediate renovation

This type of renovation occurs when a major part of the building needs to be removed and replaced with new architectural components. For instance, if the sculptures or the internal wall paintings have been damaged, then the same have to be replaced. Again builders at times are required to demolish some of the parts of the old buildings and upgrade them to retain the whole structure. These types of renovations are time-consuming and tend to be much larger in size.

Advanced renovation

This is the most advanced form of heritage property renovation. This type of renovation is generally conducted on heritage buildings which have been damaged beyond repair. This process involves removing most of the property and using a similar design and advanced technology to build up the heritage property from scratch. This is an expensive restoration process and needs to be completed with precision. 

M Salt Limited is a renowned name for beautiful building restorations in Herefordshire. We have builders experienced in renovating and repairing ancient and protected buildings. To know more, check our website.