Tracey Hartley

BSc Hons MRICS GradDiplCons AA

Tracey Hartley is a Chartered Building Surveyor, trained in Building Construction and Contracts Management. She developed an early interest in historic buildings working in London in the 1980s.

In 1990 she became a professional member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and in 1994, obtained the Postgraduate Diploma in Building Conservation at the Architectural Association, London. For seven years she worked as a Building Manager for the National Trust, in three different regions of England, and through this she developed a detailed knowledge of building types and materials.

In 2000 she became formally accredited in Conservation by the RICS and ran her own practice with her husband Phillip, in South West England, working exclusively on historic buildings and sites.

Tracey has been a member of the Board of Accreditation in Conservation, RICS, UK and the Advisory Board of RICS, Reading College of Estate Management’s Post Graduate Course in Building Conservation.

Tracey’s expertise includes defects analysis, condition survey report writing, writing specifications, project management, maintenance programming, setting conservation policies and conservation planning.

Since moving to Auckland and joining Salmond Reed Architects Ltd in early 2006 she has been involved in the preparation of conservation plans, specifications and the contract management of major projects on heritage buildings including Auckland Town Hall, Civic Theatre, Auckland Girls Grammar School, Dilworth Building and the Arts Centre of Christchurch as well as Department of Conservation and Heritage New Zealand projects.

Tracey is especially interested in the use of traditional techniques and materials (particularly lime), and keenly promotes sustainable methods of repairing heritage buildings.