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Tile Conservation

The conservation of tile needs specialist knowledge and experience. Particular skill is required in lift tiles for relaying without damage. There has been considerable research on tile conservation in recent years, particularly as the damage in heavily trafficked areas is more appreciated. Specialist conservators should be used particularly for pre industrial floors such as marble or encaustic tiles or those modern floors of artistic merit such as mosaic.

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Companies supplying goods or services for Tile Conservation
Heritage Tile Conservation Ltd
The Studio, Cwm Gweld, Wall under Heywood, Church Stretton, Shropshire SY6 7DS
Tel 01694 771527 mob: 07817 704583
Heritage Tile Conservation was founded in 1984 and offer a comprehensive service for the conservation and restoration of tiles including murals, friezes, pictorial panels, geometric, encaustic, pavements and wall tiling, as well as mosaic and opus sectile, faience and museum artefacts. Consultancy services offered include, surveys and reports detailing the condition and treatment of historic schemes and artefacts. They have pioneered and developed techniques for the careful removal of tiles wherever this proves necessary. Ceramic and glass material can be manufactured to match the original or provided from the companies stock of reclaimed materials.
Hirst Conservation Ltd
Head Office, Laughton , Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 0HE London Office, 75 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL
Tel 01529 497449 (Sleaford) 0800 068 5418 (London) Fax 01529 497518
Hirst Conservation, established in 1986 by Elizabeth Hirst, who was trained by the Bakers, who were amongst the UKs most eminent conservators of wall paintings and limestone sculpture. They are on the Conservation Register and employs a number of PACR accredited conservators. The company structure includes a wide range of disciplines, including stone and sculpture, lime plastering , metal and bronze, stucco, decorative finishes, wall paintings, materials analysis, paint research and easel paintings conservation, using experienced conservators. Other aspects of their work include cleaning of building surfaces, gilding, environmental monitoring, moisture and salts profiling, condition surveys, and remedying ceiling suspension.
Richard Rogers Conservation Ltd
Randalls Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7BA
Tel 01372 388222
An established conservation and restoration company with an experienced team of conservators, restorers and mount makers. Our highly skilled team is able to work with and conserve artwork, sculpture, metalwork, stone and historic interiors. Our client base is as diverse as our skill set and includes the likes of national museums, institutions and private collectors. We follow the highest professional standards in conservation ethics, offering consultation, full documentation of all work and advice for future care. Richard Rogers Conservation is included in the Conservation Register and is a PACR Accredited Conservator-Restorer with the Institute of Conservation (ICON).