At Era, we love buildings. Every old building is unique with its individual architectural style and history. We believe that the changes which have occurred over the years (be they good or bad!) all help to tell the story of its evolution. And more than that, we believe that buildings can change our lives – the way we feel, the spaces we use and the way we live.
Older properties have the benefit of character and often unique architectural elements and features that can be brought back to life and showcased. A restoration or renovation project can provide the opportunity to incorporate modern-day facilities into a building whilst still retaining its important heritage features. However depending on age, location and history, they may have heritage protection and if so only limited, if any, alterations can be undertaken without consent – it is therefore always advisable to be fully aware of any heritage status before starting work.
Breathing life back into older properties
Era can provide advice and practical restoration guidance – including identifying important features be to be retained, suggesting appropriate methods of repair, and providing optimum layout options. Every decision that you make, from the physical layout of the rooms to the location of electrical points, can affect the spatial integrity and in the end determine how you use the space. We can assist with all aspects of decision making (including all the issues you hadn’t even thought about!) and can provide illustrative plans to help you visualise the end result.
Whatever your style preferences, it is important to balance form and function. Renovations can provide a blank canvas where the possibilities are endless and a well considered design and clever fit out can turn an empty shell back into a vibrant space.
Feel free to contact us for a no-obligation chat and site visit.