FMP ARCHITECTURE, Northampton
Fire Safety & Engineering
Listed Building and Conservation Specialist
I have practical conservation experience too, including stone restoration, wall construction, repointing and the use of lime mortar.
I am a Chartered Architectural Technologist, a Fire Engineer, and an Accredited Building Conservationist. I am also an Architectural Historian and provide services as a Heritage Consultant. My academic qualifications include a Post Graduate Certificate in Historic Conservation from Oxford Brookes University, a degree in Architectural Technology and a Diploma of Higher Education in Law. I have much experience with historic buildings which I have gained as a self-employed practitioner and through work for other architectural practices. Currently I am Chair of my local Parish Council's Planning Committee and formerly I was a District Councillor, serving on the Planning Committee. In 2017 I published a book about the historic Delapre Abbey in Northampton, where I was once a tour guide.
Professional Memberships & Qualifications: I am a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) and a Full Member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC). I also have Affiliate Membership of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE), as well as membership of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE). I am a member of Lincoln's Inn and have Affiliate membership of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers (IRSE).
What I Do:
- Historic building recording & analysis;
- Heritage statements;
- House/building histories;
- Condition Surveys;
- Swimming pools & porches;
- Traditional conservatories & greenhouses;
- Conversions, alterations and extensions to listed buildings;
- Conservation advice (including for repair and restoration);
- New build, including for conservation areas;
- Planning applications and advice;
- Specialist drawings (eg. railway signal box diagrams);
- CAD drawings, 3D Sketch-Up models and Sketch-Up images;
- Fire safety;
Mixing lime mortar
Accredited Building Conservationist
Restoration of a decayed stone wall using lime based materials.
Frances Maria Peacock MCIAT, IHBC, AIFireE, MSFPE, PG. Cert., BSc, Dip. HE
Architectural Historian & Heritage Consultant
Maintaining a Georgian greenhouse
FIRE SAFETY EXPERIENCE: I hold several qualifications in fire safety and I have been particularly active in this area since the Grenfell Tower fire of June 2017. I am a member of the CIAT Fire safety Task Force and the CIAT Project Task Force, for which I am Corresponding Member for Fire. My role here has involved the review of Approved Document B of the Building Regulations and proposed safety measures such as the ban on combustible materials in external walls. In a separate role, I am involved in an independent research project into the spread of fire across the facades of high rise buildings, looking at how building shape, geometric form and architectural features influence the spread of fire across the exterior. In the short term, this work will assist the Grenfell Tower Inquiry, but in the longer term the intention is for it to have a positive influence on high-rise design. In November 2018, I was appointed to the International Fire Safety Standards Coalition (IFSS) Standards Setting Committee, tasked with creating a harmonised set of international principles for fire safety around the world. More information about my fire safety work can be seen on the "About Us" page of this website.
Chartered Architectural Technologist
I have wide ranging experience and have worked on a variety of residential and non-residential building types including country houses, manor houses, cottages, shops, farm buildings, railway buildings, flats, pubs, restaurants and conservatories/ greenhouses.