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18 Frogmore Road
Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP3 9RT
Contact Person: Dr David Crofts
Phone: 01442 437 500
Fax: 01442 437 550

Heritage buildings and sensitive sites

RSK recognises that special consideration is warranted for investigation of heritage buildings and when working on sites of sensitive public or commercial interest. We can provide a tailored service to identify the mechanisms of decay and assess their impact on material performance.

RSK offers independent, professional inspection and investigation services together with detailed material surveys of historic structures and heritage sites, including existing building envelopes, structural elements, fixings and internal and external finishes.

We can assess

  • structural steelworks
  • weld integrity
  • planar glass
  • timber products
  • natural stone and slate
  • concretes and other cementitious materials
  • other materials with petrographic techniques
  • the degree and extent of damage caused by previous inappropriate remedies.

Our UKAS laboratory services/techniques include

  • petrographic examination of
    • slate and stone
    • aggregates
    • concrete
    • stucco, plaster and other finishes
    • paints and coatings
    • block and brickwork masonry
    • mortar
    • terracotta tiles and all ceramics
  • wet chemical analysis
  • scanning electron microscopy and microanalysis

By understanding the delicate balance between building repair and preservation of character, RSK’s team of scientists and engineers can ensure that potentially expensive mistakes are avoided when specifying repair and restoration works to ancient and modern structures.

If you would like to discuss how we can help you protect your historic property, call our Materials and Structures Department for more information:

Tel: +44 (0) 1442 437500 or email info2@rsk.co.uk with the subject line “Heritage Structures”

RSK Group plc has achieved certification to the ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards for quality, environmental and health and safety management.