DD Architects, Conservation Architects, based in East Sussex, has become the latest company to be included under the IHBC’s conservation service HESPR listing (www.ihbc.org.uk/hespr), joining more than 30 heritage businesses in quality assurance, benefits and support services across the IHBC’s commercial conservation network.
HESPR membership benefits include:
- Feature web page and search facility on the IHBC’s HESPR website
- National and local recognition of conservation and heritage service quality assurance and standards
- Weekly bulletins of work and notices – often posting more than £500k of costed work per issue
- Profile and outreach opportunities through HESPR member across IHBC’s network, including IHBC’s Home Page member logo feature and our Yearbook
- Free IHBC ‘Jobs etc.’ posting each year, soon worth up to £450.
Weekly tender bulletin and listings are one key benefit for many HESPR members. IHBC Chair James Caird said: ‘Our weekly Bulletin of current tender notifications to HESPR members is an innovative service that supports commercial conservation businesses that work to the IHBC’s standards and expectations. The weekly selections offer the wider heritage world a regular insight into the conservation profession that we hope combine good news, sector profile and service inspiration all in one.’
IHBC Director Seán O’Reilly said: ‘HESPR listing, including the quality assurance processes that underpin it, is recognised increasingly across national heritage advice on practice standards and expertise, including those from Historic England and the British Standards Institute.’
‘Quality assurance for HESPR listing is strictly controlled through the employment a Full IHBC member – the ‘Designated Service Adviser’ (DSA) – in a role that allows them to take professional responsibility for the service standards offered to clients.’
‘This means that the IHBC can respond to the complex diversity of disciplines and practice areas offered by our HESPR-listed practices and businesses, as we ensure that our members are in a reasonable position to offer their assurance of the quality of the conservation services. As such the DSA should be the first ‘port of call’ for any concerns over work carried out by a HESPR company.’
‘You can find the ‘Designated Service Adviser’ (DSA) listed on the dedicated HESPR business web page and on the list of accredited practitioners linked from the IHBC’s Home Page.’
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The full listing of HESPR members is:
The Architectural History Practice Ltd
Urban Vision Enterprise CIC
Hall & Ensom
Trigpoint Conservation & Planning Ltd
Beacon Planning Ltd
The Conservation Studio
Antony Gibb Ltd.
Mel Morris Conservation
Soul Architects Ltd.
Castle House Heritage Consulting
Grover Lewis Associates Ltd.
Heritage Vision Ltd.
The Regeneration Practice
G M Moore & Associates
Node Urban Design
The Heritage Place
Humble Heritage Limited
Hilary Byers Heritage Conservation
Michael Taylor Conservation and Planning (MTCP)
Alex Stevenson Building Conservation and Design
Liz Mayle Conservation
Townscape Chartered Town Planning & Heritage Consultant Ltd
View the list of IHBC conservation accredited practitioners. This also may be searched for DSA members in HESPR businesses.
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