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Period Property Restoration

Gallery or museum renovation project? Expert help is here for you

When renovating a period property that houses a museum or institution it can be all too easy to get things wrong and as a result, ruin the character of a property forever.

Whether it is restoring the building to be suitable for an extension, creating a new use for an existing space or modernising a neglected area of the building, there can be many unforeseen challenges.

Even if you have the look of a property worked out on the outside, getting the elements right on the inside can be equally difficult and just as important.  Achieving a sympathetic period restoration look is one thing, but ensuring that all elements are safe and appropriate for the use of the general is another matter altogether. With expensive or priceless artefacts on display, ensuring that all systems are safe and property tested is vital.

Make no mistake; renovating a period property is not the same as building a new house or adding on a conservatory.  Period property renovation requires specialist skills and a good understanding of the problems that could (and frequently do) lie behind the surface, even if it is still in use.

“As a general rule, the older the building, the more of an unknown factor it can be when renovation begins. With museums & institutions in particular there are a number of areas to look out for that may lead to further complications.”

says Luke Czerpak, from Eaton Electrical.

Eaton Electrical has a wealth of experience in working with the owners of period properties, from art galleries to country homes.  We can project manage the entire process, or use our expertise to work on the rewiring of the property.

Unfortunately, the renovation of many older properties suffers at the hands of inexperienced builders and contractors.  The result can be close to vandalism with unique features ripped out or poorly converted in a way that may spoil the building forever.

If you would you like a quote for a museum or institution that is housed in a period property, contact Eaton Electrical to find out more.

Call 01509 414222 or email [email protected]

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