The company was established in 1997 by Richard Oxley. In 2004 Richard was joined by Phil Ogley. Where appropriate Oxley Conservation works with specialist subcontractors for projects which benefit from more focussed expertise.
The practice works exclusively with older buildings. Its principal aim is to ensure that all the buildings encountered receive appropriate and sympathetic advice that respects each building's individual nature and special qualities.
- Advocating and promoting the
use of traditional materials and
methods of repair.
- The maximum retention and
the minimum intervention of
- The continuation/reinstatement of the traditional performance of historic buildings - that is the promotion of 'breathing' structures.
- Wherever possible, the use and specification of materials from sustainable, well managed and local sources.
- The environmental control of damp and timber defects.
A dedicated and sympathetic approach to the repair and adaptation of historic buildings is achieved by approaching each project on an individual basis with great care and sensitivity. The history, condition and performance of the building are taken into account before making any recommendations.
The practice has developed and is involved with a wide range of work.. The practice's clients have ranged from national institutions to individual property owners.