Planning for the Future

At AS ARCHAEOLOGY and HERITAGE SERVICES we are fully aware of the potential financial impact heritage and archaeology issues can have on development budgets. As an experienced provider, with over 40 years in the heritage sector, we offer a wide range of archaeological services. We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver the most cost effective and competitive solution. We are experienced in the management of projects for a wide range of clients including government bodies, utilities, community groups, private individuals and commercial developers. Whether working in an urban or rural environment, on small or large scale archaeological projects we guarantee to complete the job on time and within budget.

All our staff are required to have membership of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists. All projects are overseen by a Full Member (MCIfA) of the institute. We work to the Standards & Guides of the institute and are bound by its Code of Conduct.


Heritage Statement

 At AS Archaeology & Heritage Services we specialise in  Heritage Statements.  The Heritage Statement is a standard requirement of planning applications where heritage assets are involved. It is essential to start work on the statement at the beginning of the project, to understand the building’s significance and how the design will impact on it. Whether a Listed Building or other designated asset we are here for you.

Desk Based assessments

Archaeological Desk-Based Assessments  (also sometimes referred to as a Desk-Top Assessment or Study) are a non-intrusive desktop appraisal using available archaeological and historical information, to identify any archaeological (i.e. buried) or built heritage assets that may potentially have an impact on the project and to determine their significance.

Historic building Recording

Historic Building Recording, or Archaeological Standing Building Recording Survey  is a measured survey of an historic building. It comprises a drawn, photographic and written record. It is undertaken in accordance with standards and guidelines issued by Historic England.

Watching brief, evaluation OR Excavation

An Archaeological Evaluation, Watching Brief or Excavation are controlled examination of buried deposits and features that maybe found within the proposed development area. These are known as intrusive investigations as they involve the physical digging of the ground in order to record, and build up a picture of the site archaeologically.