About Period Property Solutions
PPS Building Conservation Limited is a company with a reputation for excellence in the heritage sector. A family business with lots of experience that is able to exceed expectations and meet the varied and complex demands of working with historic and traditionally constructed buildings of all types.
We have a strong track record in the sensitive repair and alteration of smaller vernacular buildings especially timber frame structures as well as larger country and town houses. Our services are designed for the owners and custodians of historic and listed buildings who wish to combine a well informed approach with a value for money, quality service
As principle, or specialist sub contractors PPS bring together management and craft skills offering a wide range of services from structural surveying to simple repairs. Our small team of craftsmen are formally trained and highly experienced, this has given us an enviable reputation for attention to detail and the ability to overcome difficult conservation and repair problems.
Our philosophy to provide quality tailored solutions extends to all types of structures from ancient monuments and castles to humble barns and cottages.
Based in North East Wales we work mainly in the North West of England, North Wales and as far south as Shropshire, but also consider enquiries from further afield.
For building surveys and other consultancy services please visit Nicholson Price Associates at www.npaheritage.co.uk
PPS are currently undertaking external repairs to a large Victorian property on the Wirral, internal restoration of a small timber frame cottage in Cheshire and repairs and redecoration of a Quaker Meeting House.
Period Property Solutions continues to undertake restoration and conservation work, but now working with mainly private clients to bring a wealth of experience and the same high standards of service to smaller domestic properties. PPS have always had a strong interest and a long track record of working with vernacular buildings and welcome enquiries from owners who may be considering repairing or altering this type of property.
The surveying and consultancy business has been expanded and re-branded as Nicholson Price Associates (www.npaheritage.co.uk) Based in North Wales but operating nationally, NPA Heritage offers a broad range of services to those involved in the management or development of historic places.
Spring/ summer 2011
Design and construction of timber frame beehive observation building for National Trust
Various small restoration projects completed for private clients across Staffordshire, Shropshire and North Wales.
Core sampling work undertaken on behalf of Donald Insall Associates.
♦ Refurbishment of Restaurant kitchens for National Trust
♦ Alterations and repairs to various timber framed properties, Flintshire, North Shropshire and Cheshire
Spring/ summer 2010
Various refurbishment projects for National Trust, NE Wales
Masonry work at Pilots House, Penmon Point lighthouse
Restoration of C19th property, private clients, Staffordshire
Repair of War Memorial, Tywyn, NHS Wales
Various masonry, joinery, decoration of C19th, private clients, North Shropshire.
Current projects include
C16th Grade 2 property, South Manchester, timber frame and roof repairs.
C19th property, Conwy valley, full restoration project.
PPS were asked to advise on the conservation and restoration of this traditional stone built house and act as main contractor for the restoration works. The ten week schedule includes all masonry, joinery, plastering and re servicing works.
C19th Grade 2 property, West Cheshire, Conservation of sash and Crittall windows.
C18th Grade 2 property, NE Wales, restoration of cast iron rainwater goods, roofing and joinery repairs.
C16th Grade 2 property, Shropshire, replacement of roof covering.
PPS were recently asked to install the the innovative Pavadentro fibre boards in a small estate cottage. The product which is manufactured from waste soft wood is especially suitable for use in traditional buildings, and is designed as an internal insulator on external walls. Properly installed this system helps control the movement of moisture through the wall and significantly improves its thermal performance. It is hoped that the completion of the work in November will enable substantial fuel savings to be made over the coming winter.
PPS were recently awarded the contract for the repair and redecoration of the East Wing of Chirk Castle, a spectacular medieval fortress on the Welsh borders.
As principle contractors PPS are responsible for all masonry, joinery and glazing repairs, as well as all the protection works. Managing this type of project requires careful planning not only to ensure that the fabric and contents of the castle are properly protected but also to minimise disruption to the day to day operation of this popular National Trust attraction. The work at Chirk Castle is scheduled for completion in mid October.