Conservation Main Contractor
We act as main contractor for the conservation and repair of historic stone structures, both locally and nationwide.
We work closely with specialists in the field of heritage conservation including joiners, lead plumbers, glaziers and metalworkers, as well as with archaeologists and experts in environmental conservation.
We always apply a conservation ethic in our approach to buildings and, following SPAB principles, are sensitive to the unique conservation needs of each project.
Specialist Lime Repairs & Conservation
We only use lime-based mortars in our work. As such, we have gained extensive experience and knowledge in the use and application of lime mortars, shelter-coats, hot lime mixes and nano-lime.
Masonry & Setting Out
We have an in-house team of masons who are familiar with historic masonry styles and methods, and who have extensive experience in the setting out and production of complex masonry such as tracery windows.
Carving & Clay Modelling
We undertake stone and woodcarving commissions for both ecclesiastical and secular environments. We can replicate an existing decorative scheme- such as carve missing elements for a church interior- or develop an entirely new design.
We work closely with our clients to develop a design which suits their individual requirements. The entire process- from design through to carving- is carried out in a traditional manner: with pencil, paper, mallet and chisels.
We acts as consultant to architects, conservation organisations and individuals about the conservation and repair of historic stone structures. We are able to discuss a complete picture of the work that might be involved in a project of any scale.
Lectures & Teaching
Lecturing and teaching- through workshops, conferences and heritage open days- is an integral part of our business, both within the professional sector and for the general public.