Oxley Conservation was established in 1997 by Richard Oxley. Our principal aim is to ensure that all buildings encountered receive appropriate and sympathetic advice that respects each building’s individual nature and special qualities.
Richard Oxley BSc DipBldgCons MRICS IHBC
Richard is a qualified Chartered Surveyor who is RICS Accredited in Building Conservation; he is also a full member of The Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) and holds the RICS Diploma in Building Conservation from the College of Estate Management. To complement his existing knowledge and understanding of the damp and timber problems suffered by old buildings Richard obtained the Certified Surveyor in Remedial Treatment (CSRT) qualification from The Institute of Wood Science.
Richard’s book ‘Survey and Repair of Traditional Buildings – A sustainable approach‘ was published by Donhead in May 2003; he has also had many papers published including articles on damp and timber treatment, environmental issues, valuing and surveying historic buildings (See: Resources).
Richard is frequently invited to share his passion and knowledge of these subjects and has given presentations for the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum, local authorities and other surveying practices.
Elizabeth McGugan BA(Hons) MA
Liz joined the Practice in 2013 and her considerable experience and knowledge, having worked as a Project Manager and Contracts Director for a specialist historic buildings contractor, has been a welcome addition, helping to enhance our consultancy services, whilst also allowing us to offer a project management service in the running of building conservation projects. Liz is CSCS Accredited as a Conservation Building Site Manager.
Jill is our Practice Manager and is responsible for the smooth running of the Practice. She has considerable business administration experience and has successfully run several of her own businesses in the past.