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Sector Overview

We love old buildings. Our team of experts is passionate about preserving and enhancing buildings for the next generation. Specialising in the conservation, restoration and development of heritage buildings, our approach is bespoke. From landmark buildings to modest dwellings, with our decades of experience we are perfectly placed to advise you on all heritage and conservation projects.

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Listed Buildings Advice
Quinquennial Surveys
Ecclesiastical buildings advice

Listed Buildings Advice

As one of the country’s leading conservation consultancies, our dedicated team can advise on all matters relating to historic and listed building projects.

Quinquennial Surveys

Our heritage team holds specialist qualifications in building conservation. They work with diocesan bodies and individual eccleasiatical clients to provide practical and accurate condition reports to approved industry standards.

Ecclesiastical buildings advice

Barker provides specialist advice to diocesan bodies and associated organisations for ecclesiastical properties across the UK. We can assist with development, care and maintenance advice of historic buildings including quinquennial inspections and grant funding applications.

Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Grants
Listed Building, Monument and Conservation Area Consents
Faculty Approvals

Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Grants

The National Lottery Heritage Fund inspires, leads and resources for the UK’s heritage estates. Our expert funding team can help support you in your application, to create positive and lasting change for people and communities.

Listed Building, Monument and Conservation Area Consents

We understand conservation. Our architecture and surveying team holds specialist qualifications in building conservation, and work proactively with planning authorities to secure the optimum results for our clients and the building.

Faculty Approvals

Our heritage team holds specialist qualifications in conservation. We work with diocesan bodies and individual ecclesiastical clients to develop and submit applications for building works under the faculty process.

What our heritage & conservation clients say about us

I wanted to thank you personally for all you have done. The final result is terrific, and I am very grateful to you for your input.”

Spaynes Hall

We cannot say a big enough thank you for your foresight in this project and ensuring it was finished to such a high standard. This experience has been a traumatic life event for us – not one we hope to repeat! We are now looking forward to getting back to normal and living life again. Thank you again for all you have done over the year for us.”

Bury Cottage, Private Client

Your report was a model of clarity and advice.”

Brentwood Cathedral

I write to thank you very much for your care, dedication and expertise over the past two years in the present phase of restoration, just completed. As ever you have provided sensitive and wise counsel and steered us through the stormy waters of consulting with the various heritage agencies, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the DAC. I think I can say that the whole congregation and indeed those of the town who have been into the church are delighted with the results.”

Restoration Work at St Mary's Church, Baldock

Thank you once again and I look forward to your input and advice on further restoration and maintenance work on the Church. It is clear that the support and recommendations that you make are recognized as extremely valuable not only by the Church but also the community and perhaps especially those who understand the complexities and difficulties of caring for ancient buildings.”

St Mary The Virgin Church, Baldock

Related Projects

St Mary the Virgin Church – Tower and Spire Repairs
St Mary the Virgin Church – Tower and Spire Repairs
  • Client: St Mary Parochial Church Council – St Mary the Virgin Church
  • Location: Baldock, Hertfordshire
Spaynes Hall – Reinstatement and Refurbishment
Spaynes Hall – Reinstatement and Refurbishment
  • Client: Private client
  • Location: Essex
Harrow School – War Memorial Building Refurbishment
Harrow School – War Memorial Building Refurbishment
  • Client: Harrow School
  • Location: Harrow

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