About- Paul Travis Conservation is a consultancy specialising in the sensitive repair, conservation, and alteration of historic buildings and monuments.
Paul Travis Conservation is a consultancy specialising in the sensitive repair, conservation, and alteration of historic buildings and monuments. Our experience lies in the survey, investigation and diagnosis of problems within historic buildings and monuments, and the development of repair strategies, with sensitive and effective designs to allow the buildings of the past perform more effectively without compromising their significance and special interest.
Paul is a Chartered Architectural Technologist and Building Surveyor, a member of the Diocesan Advisory Committee for Rochester, a member of the Plans Sub Committee for London Diocese, and an approved Quinquennial Inspector for the London, Southwark, Rochester, St Albans and Canterbury Dioceses.
Our in-depth knowledge of materials and processes allows us to develop repairs and adaptations using traditional and modern materials where they will not be detrimental to the historic fabric.
After graduating in history, founder Paul’s eclectic experience in conservation, archaeology and construction has afforded him a holistic perspective in the development, performance and understanding of historic buildings, materials and their design.
With an honours degree in History and an MSc (Distinction) in Historic Conservation, Paul’s 35 year career has embraced History, Architectural Conservation, and Archaeology. He was part of the team that discovered London’s Roman amphitheatre, and worked on buildings as diverse as Westminster Abbey, the Albert Memorial and projects varying in scale from the Parliamentary Estate to private houses.
Paul has extensive experience in the survey, analysis and repair of all major building and decorative materials, the statutory protection offered to historic buildings, and the methods of their sensitive and appropriate repair. He has worked for a number of high quality and prestigious architectural practices and conservation companies, but is equally at home offering advice and expertise to private clients, charities and organisations.
An Accredited Conservationist with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, Paul is a contributor to magazines, and has been a speaker on the subject of conservation at “Grand Designs Live”, ‘The National Home Improvement Show’, and to students and CIAT delegates.