Identifying and solving building problems environmentally without the use of chemicals

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Project Experience

EBS staff have been involved with the investigations, analysis and monitoring of a large number of historic buildings, landmarks, castles, palaces, abbeys, office blocks and domestic flats, houses to provide recommendations for damp, dry rot, moulds, woodworm, death watch beetle, timber decay, allergy problems in buildings, indoor air quality, environmental control and sustainable conservation solutions. Here we have highlighted a small selection of our projects for you to explore.

Hawkins Boot Factory

The historic Hawkins Boot factory closed in 1995 after 120 years and has been closed ever since. Various attempts have been put forward to convert the buildings into luxury apartments. EBS needed to mothball the building to prevent further deterioration.


Hendon Hall

Hendon Hall is Grade II listed and was built in the 1750’s. In front of the facade is an stonishing full height portico said to come from Canons via Wanstead, from whence it would have been purchased after the 1822 sale and demolition.


Kings College Chapel

Kings College Chapel, Cambridge is considered one of the finest examples of late Perpendicular Gothic English architecture. The chapel was built in phases from 1446 to 1515.


St Lawrence's Church

St Lawrence’s Church is Grade 1 listed and sits on top of West Wycombe Hill. A golden ball was added to the tower during the 1750s and is a recognised symbol of West Wycombe village. It was reputed to be a meeting place of the Hellfire Club with seating for up to six people.


The Pagoda, Kew Gardens

The Great Pagoda was designed by Sir William Chambers and completed in 1762 as a gift for Princess Augusta, the founder of the botanic gardens at Kew. It is a ten-storey octagon tower standing at almost 50m and each level is 30cm narrower than the one below.


Mountnessing Windmill

Mountnessing Windmill was built in 1807, replacing an earlier mill. There are records of a windmill here before 1477. The mill was working until 1924.


RAF Hospital, Rauceby

The hospital construction began in 1897 and was completed in 1902. In 1940 the building was taken over by the Royal Air Force and renamed as No.4 RAF Hospital Rauceby. The hospital closed in 1997 and after standing unused is now in a deteriorating state of repair.


Nothe Fort

Nothe Fort was constructed in 1872 as part of the coastal defences to protect Portland harbour in Dorset, which was becoming an increasingly vital Royal Navy base.


Tythe Barn

Within the grounds of Passenham Manor is a huge Grade II* listed Tythe Barn (110’ x 25’), that is believed to date from the early 16th century.


Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle is a medieval castle and Victorian Gothic Revival mansion located in the center of Cardiff city.


Canterbury Cathedral

EBS Ltd recently carried out a Timber Condition Survey of the northwest transept roof of Canterbury Cathedral.



More Project Experience


  • Westminster Abbey, London
  • Torre Abbey, Torquay, Devon
  • Dunstable Priory & Woburn Abbey, Bedfordshire
  • Bradwell Abbey, Milton Keynes
  • Dorchester Abbey
  • St Michael’s Abbey, Farnborough
  • Monastery of St Francis, Manchester
  • Shrewsbury Abbey
  • Welbeck Abbey
  • Lacock Abbey, Lacock, Wiltshire
  • Tewkesbury Abbey
  • St Hugh’s Monastery, Charterhouse, Sussex



  • Moy Bridge, Moy, Inverness, Scotland
  • Draw Bridge, Tower of London
  • Nothe Fort, Weymouth
  • Fort Belvedere



  • Windsor Castle, Windsor
  • Dover Castle, Dover, Kent
  • Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales
  • Pendennis Castle, Falmouth,Cornwall
  • Williamstown Castle, Dublin, Ireland
  • Dover Castle, Dover, Kent
  • Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales
  • Lancaster Castle, Lancaster
  • Deal Castle, Deal, Kent
  • Cullen Castle, Scotland
  • Telc Castle, Telc, Czech Republic
  • Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey
  • Tain Castle, Scotland
  • Taymouth Castle, Scotland
  • Dunemarle Castle, Scotland



  • All Saints Church, Hoby
  • Ararat Baptist Church, Whitchurch, Cardiff
  • St Laurence Church, Elmstead
  • St Mary’s Church, Feltwell
  • St Mary’s Church, Lewisham
  • St Peters Church, Northampton
  • St Margaret of Antioch, Cowlinge
  • Stockton Parish Church & Cotham St Michael Church, Stockton
  • St Giles Church, Oxford
  • Tabernacle Chapel, Treharris
  • St Peter’s and Paul’s Church, Leybourne
  • Glanvilles Wootton Church
  • Crescent Church, Newtown, Powys
  • St Mary’s Church, Wroxham
  • Presbyterian Church, Belfast
  • Ebenezer Methodist Church & St James the Less, Guernsey
  • Debno Church, Debno, Poland
  • Dragor Church, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • The Middle Street Synagogue, Brighton
  • Walpole St Andrews, Norfolk
  • Shordetch Church, London
  • St Peters Church, Hammersmith, London
  • St Edmund King and Martyr, London
  • St George the Martyr, Southwark, London
  • St Blaise, Haccombe, Devon
  • St Georges, Great Bromley
  • St Madoc Church, Llanbadoc
  • St Michaels Church, Stewkely
  • St Mary’s Crowned Roman Catholic Church, Glossop
  • St Mary’s Church, Chesham
  • St Mary Magdalene Church, Willen
  • St Mary’s Church, Bungay
  • St Paul’s Church, Stoneycroft, Liverpool
  • St Leonards Church, Wyberton, Lincolnshire
  • Church of St Mary the Virgin, Edlesborough
  • Round Chapel - Hackney United Reform Church
  • Innerpeffray Chapel, Scotland
  • St Mary's Church, South Holmwood
  • St Mary’s Church, Hampstead Norrey
  • University Church of St Mary the Virgin, High Street, Oxford
  • The Church of St Lawrence, Milcombe


Court Houses

  • Supreme Courts, Parliament House, Edinburgh
  • Crown Prosecution Services, London
  • Victoria Law Courts, Birmingham
  • Lincoln Crown Court, Lincoln
  • Leitrim Court House, Carrack On Shannon, Ireland
  • York Crown Court, York
  • Carmarthen Guildhall, Carmarthen



  • French Embassy, London
  • Israel Embassy, London
  • Kenyan Embassy, London
  • Sultan of Brunei Embassy, London


Expert Witness

  • Norwich Union
  • Liverpool and Victoria Insurance Company
  • Birmingham City Council
  • London Borough of Brent
  • Wandsworth Council
  • Hackney B Council
  • Lloyds of London
  • Berrymans Lace Mawer Solicitors
  • Mishcon de Reya solicitors
  • NHBC
  • Lords MCC
  • National Union of Teachers
  • Hampshire County Council , Winchester


Grottos & Caves

  • Swiss Cottage
  • Painshill Park Grotto
  • Goodwood Shell House
  • Royston Caves


Historic Buildings, Palaces & Monuments

  • Kew Palace, Kew
  • Tower of London, London 
  • St Georges Chapel, Cloister, Windsor Castle, Wndsor 
  • Royal Hospital Chelsea, London
  • The Grand Stand, Lords MCC, London
  • Long Room, Lords MCC, London
  • Real Tennis Court, Hampton Court
  • Gayhurst house, Gayhurst, Buckinghamshire
  • Balls Park, Hertford
  • HMP Prison Maghull, Maghull, Liverpool
  • Wythenshawe Hall, Manchester
  • Roydon Hall, Kent
  • Snitterton Hall, Derbyshire
  • Passenham Manor, Passenham
  • Tythe Barn, Passenham Manor, Passenham
  • Great Dixter House in Northiam, East Sussex
  • Royal Hospital Chelsea, London
  • Hook Norton Brewery, Hook Norton
  • Oldham Town Hall, Oldham
  • Surrey House, Norwich Union Headquarters, Norwich
  • The Windmill, Windmill Hill, East Sussex 
  • The Grand Stand, Lords MCC, London 
  • Kenwood House, London 
  • Stormont Building, Belfast, N Ireland 
  • Cheswick House, London 
  • The Monument
  • The Mansion House, London
  • Marlborough House, London
  • Hampton Court Palace
  • Empress Palace, Singapore
  • Firle Place, Lewes, West Sussex 
  • Farmleigh House, Dublin 
  • Geffrey Museum, London
  • Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire 
  • Valentine Mansions, Red bridge, London
  • William Kent Hose, London 
  • Fulham Palace, London
  • Moulton Windmill 
  • Lyme Park, Disley, Stockport, Cheshire  
  • Gayhurst house, Gayhurst, Buckinghamshire
  • Hampton Court Palace, Base Court and Great Hall Roof
  • RAF Bentley Priory



  • Aintree Hospital, Liverpool
  • Nicholson House, Maidenhead hospital, Maidenhead
  • The Bill Yule Unit, The Royal Bethlem Hospital, London     
  • Warley Hospital, Brentwood, Essex
  • Adult Mental Health Unit, Block K& M, Highgate Wing, London
  • New Hunts House, Guys hospital, London
  • Royal Chelsea Hospital, London
  • Royal Hospital, Wolverhampton
  • St Albans Children’s Hospital, St Albans
  • New End Hospital, London
  • St Michaels Hospital, Braintree, Essex
  • Savernake Hospital
  • Hillcroft House, Thatcham
  • Henry Lucas Hospital, Woking
  • St Lukes Hospital, London 



  • Photographic Library, The National Gallery, London
  • Bodleian Library, Oxford
  • National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland 
  • Tate Library, London
  • Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
  • Christ Church Library, Oxford
  • Institute of Commonwealth Library, London
  • Senate House Library, University of London
  • Courtauld Library, Somerset House, London
  • Guildhall Library, Guildhall, London
  • Causewayside NLS, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • University of Sussex, Brighton 
  • Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Surrey History Centre, Woking, Surrey
  • Dundee Library, Dundee
  • Founders Library, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
  • Monteviot House Library, Scotland
  • The Gillis Centre Library, Edinburgh


Local Authority, Housing Association & Private Housing Stock

  • EBS staff have been involved with the investigations, analysis and monitoring of a large number of local authorities, housing associations and private housing stock, to provide recommendations for their environmental control and sustainable conservation solutions.


Manors & Stately Homes

  • Balls Park, Hertford
  • Cowdray Heritage Trust, Midhurst, Surrey
  • Athelhampton Hall, Athelhampton
  • The Grove, Watford
  • Clewer Manor, Windsor
  • Dorset Mansions, London
  • The White Tower, Tower of London
  • Somerset House
  • Tusmore Park, Tusmore, Oxfordshire
  • Keats House, Hampstead, London
  • Passenham Manor
  • Airfield House, Dublin, Ireland
  • Sulgrave Manor
  • Avonmore House, Ireland
  • St Cecelia, Jersey, Chanel Islands
  • The Manor House, Hambleden, Henley on Thames


Military Buildings

  • The Royal Arsenal, Woolwich 
  • Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, Camberley, Surrey
  • Mills Bakery, Royal William Yard, Plymouth
  • Brewhouse, Royal William Yard, Plymouth
  • Slaughter House, Royal William Yard, Plymouth
  • Clarence Building, Royal William Yard, Plymouth
  • Caversfield, Bicester
  • RAF Bentley Priory



  • British Museum
  • Imperial War Museum
  • Fitzwilliam Museum
  • Darlington Railway Museum
  • Nothe Fort Museum
  • Grantham Museum Archives, Grantham, Lincolnshire
  • Geffrey Museum, London
  • Glasgow Kelvingrove Museum


Office Blocks

  • EBRD, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development
  • Crown Prosecution Services
  • Kings Reach Tower, London
  • Instant Access Properties, Surrey House, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
  • National Power, Birchfield House, Birmingham
  • The Corn Exchange, Manchester
  • Lloyds of London
  • Environmental Building Solutions Head Office, Milton Keynes
  • Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyor Headquarters, London, UK
  • Fenchurch Street, Plantation Place, London, UK
  • Lehman Brothers, Canary Wharf, London
  • JP Morgan Canary Wharf, London


Public Houses & Restaurants

  • The Kings Head, Aylesbury
  • The City Arms, Canterbury
  • Lea tavern, London
  • Plume of Feathers, Dunstable
  • Pizza Hut, Sidcup


Railway Stations

  • Manchester Oxford Railway Station
  • Kings Cross & St Pancras Railway Station
  • Bury St Edmonds Station 
  • Saxmunden Station, Saxmunden
  • Thurston Station, Thurston


Schools & Universities

  • Kings College Chapel, Cambridge
  • Christ College, Oxford
  • Eton School, Eton
  • Harrow School Chapel, Harrow on the Hill
  • Clare College, Cambridge
  • Crucible Building, University College, London
  • Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge
  • St John's College, Accommodation, Cambridge 
  • Kings College, London
  • The Royal School, Hindhead
  • Holly lodge School, Birmingham
  • Trinity College, Dublin
  • Blackrock College, Williamstown Castle Dublin
  • JCB Academy, Rocester, Staffordshire
  • The Meadows School, West Midlands
  • Clongowes Wood College, Ireland 
  • Culford School, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
  • St Elphins School, Derbyshire
  • Bancroft School, Woodford Green, London
  • The Dock, Leitrium Art Centre, Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland
  • Port Regis School, Dorset
  • Our Lady St Patrick High School
  • The Tourism College, Killybegs, Ireland