Restoration work is commonly applied to older buildings, returning them to – or as close as possible to – their original condition.
This technique is typically employed when a building is in need of repair without the requirement for modernising its appearance. This is often the case with heritage buildings and where the owners prefer the building to retain the original appearance. Restoration can involve major repairs to some structures, including rebuilding severely damaged or missing parts of a building. Although more modern materials and techniques may be used, the desired result is a building whose appearance is in line with that when it was originally built.