Conservation and Historic Buildings

The first contact that many people have with Building Conservation is likely to be when they are faced with work to a Listed Building. Suddenly a wall of ‘red tape’ seems to descend which constrains and restricts any alteration, demolition, adaptation or adjustment. SJ Treloar & Associates are able to assist clients in the area of conservation and historic buildings.

image41S J Treloar & Associates are able to advise on all issues relating to matters of conservation, and are experienced at dealing with all types of listed buildings from grade I and Ancient Scheduled Monuments, to the more regularly found Grade II and II* buildings.

S J Treloar & Associates understand the importance of ‘Preserving our Built Heritage’ and are able to offer practical means of achieving both an acceptable approach to the conservation of historical fabric and the enhancement of a building’s function. All buildings change and the most valuable of our historic buildings have survived through flexibility and adaptation.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOur extensive experience means that we are familiar with legislation surrounding matters of conservation and procedures required to obtain consent. We have the experience to negotiate with the relevant in order to obtain the optimum end result for our clients whilst still respecting the highest ideals of conservation.

We can advise on the requirements of PPS 5 dealing with Building Conservation and can provide useful guidance. We are also able to coordinate Bat reports and ecological studies if required by the local authority.

S J Treloar & Associates undertake work for the Oxfordshire Diocese Advisory Committee, and David Hunt is registered to undertake Quinquenial Surveys.


Schemes include:

  • The Buttercross. Structural repairs, liaison with English Heritage.
  • The Corn Exchange. Refurbishment of front façade.
  • Burford Priory. Roof recovering and fire precautions.
  • Internal remodelling, disabled WC and ornate decorative screen.
  • Grade 1 listed, chapel ceiling refurbishment.
  • Capital works to occupied residential listed buildings.



Clients include:

  • Witney Town Council
  • Order of St Benedict
  • St Bartholomew’s Ducklington
  • Cornbury Park
  • The National Trust 



To see how S J Treloar can help you, please contact us on 01993 883510 or email us at

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