Last year saw the completion of major alterations to the main house at Tyntesfield near Bristol

The National Trust

Last year saw the completion of major alterations to the main house at Tyntesfield near Bristol, which went on to win several awards, including the RIBA South West Conservation Award 2012. Oculus also provided services as Approved Inspectors to works at Chedworth Roman Villa near Cirencester, winner of the RIBA South West Regional Award for 2013.

Our relationship with the National Trust, which also won the 2013 RIBA award for Client of the Year, is continuing with recent appointments for Castle Drogo in Devon and Knole in Kent.

Interim Report for the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

In the aftermath of Grenfell, the Interim Report for the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety by Dame Judith Hackitt was released in December 2017. The headline from the review is that “the whole system of regulation, covering what is written down and the way in which it is enacted in practice, is not fit for purpose”.

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Oculus Prize 2017

From 2007 Oculus Building Consultancy has presented an annual prize of £250 to the highest performing student successfully completing the MSc Course - Conservation of Historic Buildings.

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