Montez Architecture Ltd specialise in working with historic buildings. Whether that be alterations, extensions or repairs, we have the knowledge and experience to provide the very best solutions for your historic, and most likely listed, property. The company was formed by former S.P.A.B Scholar Christian Montez who has worked both as an engineer and carpenter before studying architecture. This drives our ethos of looking for practical pragmatic solutions, whilst retaining as much of the historical character as possible.
Although the majority of our projects are within the historic sector, we do also work on newer buildings and developments in both urban and rural contexts.
We have extensive knowledge in the conservation and repair of timber frame buildings. We ensure that all repairs are sympathetic and compatible to the original substrate. We are often asked to survey timber frames which, although repaired to the best intention in the last decade or so, are now suffering much worse decay due to the use of unsympathetic materials. There is a reason why these buildings survived for 400+ years and it is only in the last 50 - 100 years that they have started to have problems. All our repairs are designed to be vapour permeable and to use natural materials, not only to provide a warm and dry atmosphere but also one which is healthy with a reduction in embodied chemicals.