Hall and Ensom

Conservation

conservation-06Martin Hall and David Ensom have worked on all grades of listed and historic properties throughout their long careers and have established themselves as specialist in Historic Building Conservation. Listed buildings are a permanent feature of the practice's workload.

Martin holds a post graduate diploma in the Conservation of Historic Buildings form the University of Bath and since 2008 he has been an Accredited RICS Conservation Surveyor, a qualification gained by a rigorous examination of his work by his peers, and is one of fewer than 100 surveyors in the country with this qualification.

He is a member of the Georgian Group, Vernacular Architecture Group and a full member of the IHBC – the Institute of Historic Building Conservation. Martin has recently had articles published on the Country Life website and in Project Book. He is also on the committee of the local SPAB group and has lectured at their meetings on vernacular properties and their problems.

David has worked on listed buildings of all grades and types, from the Royal Albert Hall to simple extension and refurbishment schemes at small rural cottages. Church work is an established feature of David's workload and for over 15 years he has been the quinquennial surveyor for a number of local Anglican Methodist churches. He has also worked closely with Winchester College for over 15 years, overseeing the refurbishment of boarding houses and school buildings, many of them listed.

This experience enables us to provide detailed and authoritative advice on the repair, alteration and extension of listed buildings, both directly to clients and to other professionals needing specialist conservation consultancy services.