In all cases, we are guided by best practice guidelines (including the Burra Charter) and relevant statutory controls.
Common triggers for advice concerning a heritage building or place include:
— Due diligence
— Property purchase or sales
— Proposals to alter, extend or demolish all or part of a heritage building or place
— Proposals for internal alterations
— Proposals for subdivision
Lovell Chen’s advice and appraisals service provides practical support to owners of heritage properties of all types. Based on more than 35 years’ experience, we have in-depth knowledge of all building styles and periods, from earliest settlement to post-war Modernism. Our approach seeks to strike a balance between owners’ requirements and the conservation of our diverse cultural heritage.
Typically, these services are provided in a two-stage process:
In the first stage, we undertake preliminary work to appraise a property, undertaking limited physical and contextural analysis. This is accomplished though a site visit and inspection, plus desktop research. The result is recommendations for a way (or ways) forward.
Once the property owner has developed a scheme based on our initial work, we prepare either a preliminary report or a heritage impact statement in support of a planning or heritage application, as necessary.