I have retired and am no longer offering a fee-based professional service but am willing to advise charities, people and organisations without access to normal finances on a voluntary basis, though I can no longer offer professional indemnity insurance for this advice. 

When working, generally on my own, I was usually involved in relatively small projects, though my specialist expertise in some areas occasionally led to me being involved in larger ones.  I worked in all the normal structural materials and on both new and existing buildings.  My areas of more specialist expertise were:
  • Historic buildings.  I worked on a large range of historic buildings from 1320 onwards, many of them listed.
  • Timber framed structures.  I worked on a wide range of timber structures, mostly existing but also new, and had built up working relationships with a number of specialist carpentry contractors.  Some of my work was to help them with projects that they had already won rather than me asking them to bid for projects I was helping procure.

  • Brickwork and masonry repairs.  I built up considerable experience in assessing and repairing existing brickwork and masonry, from flint to finely worked ashlar, dating from the 14th to the 20th century.

  • London houses.  I acquired an unusual breadth of experience of such structures, dating from 1614 to the recent past, again many of them listed or in conservation areas, and also helped design a number of new houses here.

My work was usually based on an appointment by the client, but for some carpentry projects I was appointed by the contractor.

    Building crafts gallery, Weald and Downland Open-Air Museum    
    Frame during erection,