REFURBISHMENTS & RESTORATIONS
There are many benefits inherent in historic buildings and they are a finite resource that should be cherished and protected.
Pert Bruce's North East backyard represents a treasure trove of period buildings - and also a raft of renovation opportunities.
From old shooting lodges to historic castles Pert Bruce have the direct experience of reinstating a broad range of properties - using the highest quality of craftsmanship at all times.
Whether the job requires the careful reinstating of stonework and masonry or the skills of traditional woodworking, our team of in-house tradespeople can be relied upon to apply the best practical gleaned from the past and present day. That's the best of both worlds - ancient craft skills married to modern execution and professionalism.
Treated sympathetically renovated buildings can be inherently sustainable in their design, as they tend to be constructed from natural, local sourced materials. And internally, traditional homes and commercial premises create robust and adaptable spaces for contemporary use.
Traditionally constructed homes also instinctively maximises the positive impact of natural light and ventilation and their facilities and situation generally offer an antidote to communal, high density living.
There are obviously downsides too. Downsides that must be mitigated against.
Older buildings can be drafty and energy inefficient, but retaining and refurbishing them is generally a more sustainable option than demolition and starting again. Eco-refurbishment of older buildings gives savings in embodied energy, and, when it's done well, an efficient upgrading can also achieve home energy ratings that are at least as good as those found in newbuild homes.