Sustainability is often a key concern in the conservation of existing buildings or a new site development.

Facade retention aims to preserve the uniformity of the surrounding environment. The facade of a structure is to be retained in the same style when a historic / listed building, architecturally unique structure or obsolete premises is redeveloped for a new purpose.

Special project facade retention typically involves the design and installation of:

  • Temporary facade support systems
  • Temporary weather proofing
  • Underpinning

DHD have 35 years of specialist experience and knowledge demanded on projects where facade retention is required for a number of prestigious public and civic buildings, as well as traditional high street landmarks such as banks, post offices or public houses.

Our trained and qualified project coordinators work closely with a client who requires the retention of historic facades built with high quality materials and detailed features displaying the skills of traditional craftsmanship.

Project-specific support systems

DHD can custom design project-specific support systems to ensure that structural integrity is maintained and the fabric of historically significant buildings is preserved.

Facade retention is particularly detailed and involves the highest degree of precision planning involving full method statements throughout. Additional dismantling techniques are often required when working on historic buildings, listed and protected structures to keep the character of the building intact.

DHD are committed to the highest professional standards of advice, planning and safety management in every facade retention project, large or small.