isurv authors - Mar, Izzie
- Izzie Mar
- Job title and company
- Specialist surveyor, conservator and rothound handler, H+R
- Section and channel
Izzie studied BA (Hons) Conservation and Restoration at the University of Lincoln. Her dissertation investigated whether the use of retrospective planning applications should be terminated for listed buildings. With an interest in wooden structures and working with wood, this led to her gaining a postgraduate diploma in Conservation of Furniture and Related Materials at West Dean College. While studying, Izzie specialised in the conservation of decorative surfaces and, through the conservation courses as well as work experience with Patrick Baty (historic paint consultant), developed a strong interest in paint analysis and paint substrates.
Izzie joined H+R in 2018. Her interests lie in researching and assessing historical interiors and features in buildings, particularly listed buildings, for their continued conservation. She is also a rothound handler and works closely with Pip, the sprocker spaniel who is the newest member of the rothound team.
- Company biography
A team of building professionals and scientists, H+R specialise in investigating problems in buildings, building materials and building occupancy. H+R provide an independent remedial surveying and consultancy service for building owners and occupiers, property managers, developers, builders, architects, surveyors, engineers, insurers and loss adjusters.
H+R carry out minimally invasive investigation, and provide expert independent and environmentally sound advice on cost-effective long-term solutions. Our work is supported by in-house and external specialists and laboratory services, and can be covered by guarantees or collateral warranties.
The company's surveys provide detailed information and practical recommendations used by clients for cost-effective remedial or refurbishment works and risk management. H+R offer clients sustainable solutions that do not rely on damaging interventions or chemical treatments. By avoiding unnecessary or ineffective work, H+R ensure time and money are saved. H+R also work to preserve original materials and methods of construction where these have architectural or historical significance.