There’s a fine line between historical preservation and restoration when repairing and updating old buildings. In order to guarantee the longevity of the property, proper construction management is required to restore the building to its former glory. Schroeder Construction Management has a deep appreciation for historical beauty and keeping the integrity of a building.
What is Historical Restoration?
There are a few types of treatments for historic buildings and landscapes. Historical restoration is for people who want a property to maintain a look from a particular time from its history. Therefore, you would be removing the evidence of other periods. Here are a few things your construction management should consider during the historic restoration process.
Will it Support Modern Amenities?
Depending on the use of the building, it might be time to think about whether it will be able to support modern amenities. You want to keep as much of the original building as possible. Therefore, it’s best to ensure that the restoration can provide new additions such as crown molding or modern appliances.
Maintain the Building’s Charm and Character.
A building’s charm and character might be the most significant part of a restoration! If you’re planning to restore a building, you want to keep the charm that draws people to it. Whether it has a historical, cultural, or architectural significance, you want to keep that intact when planning the restoration with construction management. By maintaining as much of the original building as possible, you will be glad the character-defining features will still be there.
Keep It Up To Code.
Paying attention to the building and historical renovation codes will make the project go smoothly and safely. All projects must prioritize the safety of anyone who will use the building once the restoration is complete. By working with construction management and city code officials, you can guarantee the planning and design process will go smoothly without hiccups along the way.
Schroeder Construction Management, Inc.
We want to bring historic buildings back from a state of ruin and decay to a place that allows them to be a functional space while highlighting their important historical value. We have the construction management experience and skills to complete this complex task. If you have any questions, please visit our website or give us a call at (603) 882-1822.