Richard Glover qualified as a Chartered Building Surveyor in 1986 after studying Architecture at Brighton to Intermediate Stage of the R.I.B.A.

Richard has worked in conservation since 1979 and has attended conservation courses with The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, English Heritage, West Dene and elsewhere.

He has developed a strong awareness of the conservation philosophy of Historic Structures and is able to apply his experience to provide in depth investigations and surveys identifying well reasoned proposals with priorities for future capital and maintenance works. He has a proven record of designing and managing conservation works on site with tight cost control over project expenditure. He is on the RICS list of Accredited Conservation Surveyors.

He worked between 1979 and 1992 with The National Trust in the Northumbria and Southern Regions where as Regional Building Manager, he was responsible for the conservation, repair and service installation projects in the whole portfolio of properties controlled by the region including many Historic Houses and other Listed Buildings and Scheduled Monuments. He was also involved in the restoration of Uppark House after the fire.

During this period he was instrumental in introducing a full planned maintenance system for all buildings and structures in the Regions and for computerising the building records.

He instigated the reintroduction of the traditional methods of lime pointing, rendering and lime washing and developed a programme of trials and training for in house staff.

After leaving the National Trust he was subsequently employed as General Manager with Cliveden Conservation Workshop a private company specialising in stone, plaster and terracotta conservation on both Historic Buildings and private and public owned sculpture collections.

Whilst with Cliveden he was responsible for the day to day management of the projects organising resources and financial control with an annual turnover of £1 million.

He left the company in 1995 to set up in private practice in Petersfield operating throughout the South of England.