Do you live in a conservation area or in a listed building, or in a Georgian, Victorian or Edwardian terraced house, and do you want to restore or improve it? If so, you should choose an architect who has expertise in conservation.
According to your goals and the building’s context, the scheme might be primarily ‘preservation’, in that usage, regional characteristics, materials and methods are retained. On the other hand, the historic building might be adapted for new use, upgraded or modernised.
The following photos show properties where development needs the expertise of a conservation-skilled architect.