Bird proofing of listed and historic buildings
Many projects we have worked on have conducted consultation with governing boards or trustees and members of the local community who use the historic building on a regular basis.
It is sometimes useful to obtain plans of the bird proofing methods that are being put forward, with information on why the method has been selected. That way, those who use and look after the interests of historic buildings, listed buildings and their grounds can have concerns alleviated.
Bird proofing on historic buildings should be carried out in such a way that no long term effect is had on the buildings structure. The visual aesthetic of the building should be maintained. Materials selected should be done so with an in-depth understanding of the architecture and construction of the building.
Solicitors and trustees looking after estates which involve listed buildings can also benefit from this input from bird control specialists. Often homes which are part of a deceased estate are to be ‘moth balled’ whilst a sale is arranged. Lengthy negotiations can take place prior to an offer on such a property which may have been left to a charities board.
In these cases the resale value of the estate can be protected through sympathetic bird proofing, preventing larger problems from occurring due to roosting and bird mess, corrosion and damage caused by birds accessing the buildings ledges, facade or even inside the property.