Full Architectural Services

Butler Hegarty Architects offer full architectural services, from project inception to completion, as set out by the RIBA.

In addition we can provide the following services:

– Advice on Procurement and Funding
– Feasibility Studies
– Options Appraisals
– Client and Community Consultation Exercises
– Development Plans
– Visual Impact Studies
– Education and Interpretation Projects

Wallpaper fragments, The Master’s House

Building Conservation Services

We offer a full conservation service, and we can advise on all aspects of repairing and upgrading historic buildings. We have a particular expertise in Georgian houses and timber framed buildings. We have developed a network of other consultants specializing in historic buildings and environments, with whom we work.

We offer:

– Full Architectural Service for Works to Existing Buildings as set out by the RIBA

In addition we can provide the following specialist services:

– Conservation Advice
– Condition Surveys
– Advice on energy conservation within historic buildings
– Advice on retrofitting listed historic buildings
– Conservation Management Plans
– Enabling Development Plans
– Conservation Area Appraisals
– Historical Research
– Standing Archaeology Appraisals
– Quinquennial Surveys
– Detailed Fabric Analyses
– Heritage Impact Assessment
– Heritage Significance Statements

Bartlett’s Hi-Fi, Holloway Road

Conservation and Reuse

We have specialist knowledge of the conservation and repair of historic buildings, and twenty years of experience in conservation projects.

Our projects include small-scale invisible repairs, alterations to Grade 1 listed structures, the design of substantial new-build additions to existing listed buildings, and the assessment and appraisal of large areas of the historic environment.

We focus on projects that reuse, conserve and revitalize historic buildings. We work with the complexities of existing structures, and where appropriate, we create contemporary interventions within carefully and sensitively restored historic fabric.

We are often asked to look at options for the future of much-loved public buildings. We begin our work on these projects by developing an understanding of the people and communities who are around these buildings, to understand local need, and the potential benefits that these buildings could provide.

Surveying Chandos House


The idea of “craft” is integral to all aspects of our work. The physical crafts of drawing, making and modelling are valued as a means of communicating and exploring ideas.

Our work is informed by an understanding of the means and processes by which buildings are constructed. We use a palette of materials such as timber, brick, stone, lead, which can be handled and crafted with skill and care.

In the process of working on our award winning Master’s House project, a team from BHA was trained in wattle and daub skills, and carried out wattle and daub repairs on the building.

Leadwork, Tottenham High Road


Existing buildings are a precious resource, and we seek thoughtful ways to adapt and revitalise them for changing uses and clients’ needs. We are interested in vernacular and traditional building techniques, which are inherently sustainable methods of building.

We use industrialised building techniques sparingly, instead using labour intensive methods and localised materials where possible. We are experienced in the PassivHaus approach to reduce energy consumption. Our aim is to create intrinsically sustainable and comfortable environments.

Adam Hill, carpenter, on site at The Master’s House