Surveys and Consultancy 2018-02-07T14:38:06+00:00


With more than 40 years’ experience of caring for historic woodwork, our practical and academic knowledge and understanding of historic timber furnishings and construction is second to none. This, coupled with our ability to accurately measure, draw and photograph the most complicated work, allows us to produce extremely thorough reports. Our huge photographic archive and library resource enables us to analyse the significance of any historic timber by comparative methods to establish its rarity, and to understand its importance in terms of its heritage and cultural context. The gallery on this page includes an overview of surveys carried out in Manchester Cathedral, St Cadoc’s Church, Llancarfan, Glamorgan, St Andrew’s Church, Slaidburn, Lancashire and a private house in Devon.


Our consultancy service is used by individual and corporate clients, architects and heritage grant bodies. We can advise and prepare reports and estimates and we also deliver lectures to University Post Graduate courses, learned societies and governments at local, regional, national and international levels. Lectures are comprehensively illustrated from our own library of more than 40,000 archived images. The gallery on this page includes an overview of sample consultancy projects in China, Russia and London. Hugh Harrison, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, is a member of Exeter DAC, English Heritage and many other bodies. See Hugh’s CV more more details.

Below are some examples of our survey and consultancy work – choose a picture to find out more.