VHF has on-going contact with businesses and trades people in the conservation field. However, for reasons of insurance and liability VHF cannot recommend a tradesperson. We are happy to pass on contact names for you to choose from at your own discretion and responsibility. For more information, please email or call the VHF office.

Professionals you may want to consult include, but are not limited to:

  • Heritage Consultants – advise on a variety of heritage matters including statements of significance & conservation planning
  • Architects – architectural planning services
  • Landscape Architects – natural, cultural & historic landscape conservation & planning
  • Craft & Trade Specialists – built heritage restoration & conservation
  • Certified Energy Advisors – building energy evaluations
  • Historians – historical research, analysis & interpretation
  • Archaeologists – archaeological assessments & impact mitigation

Note that not all professionals will be versed in heritage conservation. When hiring any professional ask for references and to see projects they have worked on to ensure they have the appropriate experience.

Many professional associations have a directory of members which can be used to locate local businesses and trades people.