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Architectural Conservation

 A number of companies are experienced  Architectural Conservators, either as individuals or teams, and cover a wide number of disciplines are listed below. For Architects please see under the separate Professional section.


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Companies supplying goods or services for Architectural Conservation
Arte Conservation Ltd
Incorporating The Wall Paintings Workshop, 69 South Road, Faversham, Kent ME13 7LX
Tel 01795 538750 Mob 07770 722201 Studio 01227 752228
Email: thomasorgan@me.com
Website: www.wallpaintingsworkshop.co.uk
Arte Conservation Ltd, incorporating The Wall Paintings Workshop, are a long-established firm of ICON-accredited consultants and conservators specialising in the conservation and restoration of wall paintings, easel paintings and the decorative arts. Our portfolio also includes the conservation and restoration of mosaics, polychrome sculpture, monuments and historic plasterwork at our well-equipped studio or on site where necessary. Clients include English Heritage, the National Trust, cathedrals, churches, public and private owners of historic buildings and museums including the National Maritime Museum.
Cliveden Conservation
The Tennis Courts, Cliveden Estate, Taplow, Nr Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 0JA
Tel 01628 604721 Fax 01628 660379
Email: info@clivedenconservation.com
Website: www.clivedenconservation.com
The Cliveden Conservation Workshop since its foundation as the National Trust Statuary Workshop in 1982, then as an independent company from 1990, has developed great expertise in specialist areas of conservation such as statuary conservation, architectural conservation, stone, plasterwork, masonry, carving and the decorative arts.
Daedalus Conservation
Higher Barn, Holt Mill, Melbury Osmond, Dorset DT2 0XL
Tel 01935 83923 Fax 01935 83924
Email: info@daedalusconservation.co.uk
Website: www.daedalusconservation.co.uk
Daedalus Conservation is the specialist historical repair and conservation division of the traditional building contractor, R W Armstrong. It is an experienced principal contractor and specialist trade contractor, based in the South West but operating throughout the UK. Daedalus Conservation specialise in the repair and conservation of historic buildings, providing expert consultancy, advice and design, as well as offering all of the associated principal services; stonemasonry, carpentry and fine joinery, heavy oak carpentry, lime plasterwork and brickwork.
Hare & Humphreys
156-158 Grays Inn Road, Holborn, London WC1X 8EU
Tel 020 7833 8806 Fax 020 7837 3650
Email: info@hare-humphreys.co.uk
Website: www.hare-humphreys.co.uk
Hare & Humphreys, established in 1987, are conservators specialising in decorating and gilding. They can advise on the causes of decoration deterioration and to write specifications for the conservation or restoration of historic interiors, as well as carry out condition surveys, historic buildings reports and historic paint analysis. Advice is available on appropriate systems for redecoration and a design service for colour schemes, wall coverings, fabrics and specialist artwork, with a team of French polishers, fibrous plasterers, joiners and other historic building craftsmen and conservators.
Helen Hughes - Historic Interiors Research & Conservation ( HIRC )
5 Fulbrook Mews, London, N19 5EN
Tel 020 7263 5916
Email: helen@helenhughes-hirc.com
Website: www.helenhughes-hirc.com
For the past 25 years Helen Hughes, an ICON accredited conservator and a Fellow of IIC has been conducting paint research in listed buildings, period properties and a wide variety of historic structures. Services include paint analysis, the replication of traditional paint systems, management planning, lecturing and conservation training. By combining detailed on-site detective work with documentary investigation, and the scientific examination of applied paint layers, it is possible to establish how rooms were originally decorated and offer advice on their future decoration and conservation management.
Heritage Tile Conservation Ltd
The Studio, Cwm Gweld, Wall under Heywood, Church Stretton, Shropshire SY6 7DS
Tel 01694 771527 mob: 07817 704583
Email: heritagetile@msn.com
Website: www.heritagetile.co.uk
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
Email: pa@hirst-conservation.com
Website: www.hirst-conservation.com
Hirst Conservation, established in 1986 by Elizabeth Hirst, who was trained by the Bakers, who were amongst the UK’s 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.
Lloyd Haslam Conservation
Blaenllynfi, Cathedine, Brecon, Powys LD3 7PZ
Tel 07773 404709
Email: cath@theconservator.co.uk
Website: www.theconservator.co.uk
Lloyd Haslam Conservation specialises in fine and decorative art conservation. We offer a full range of professional services for the conservation and restoration of gilded, decorative surfaces and wall paintings. We provide museum standard conservation including condition surveys, treatment, reports, research and advice on preventative conservation. Catherine Lloyd Haslam and Sarah Warburton are both PACR accredited conservators.
Richard Rogers Conservation Ltd
Randalls Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7BA
Tel 01372 388222
Email: info@rrconservation.co.uk
Website: www.rrconservation.co.uk
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).
Rupert Harris Conservation
Studio 5c, Block A, 1 Fawe Street, Poplar, London E14 6PD
Tel 020 7515 2020 Fax 020 7987 7994
Email: mail@rupertharris.com
Website: www.rupertharris.com
Rupert Harris Conservation was established in 1982 and was appointed Metalwork Conservation Advisor to the National Trust in the same year. Since then the company has built a reputation as the leading conservators of metalwork and sculpture in the UK. The studio’s work covers bronze, lead, cast-iron, zinc and electrotype sculpture; modern and contemporary art; historic lighting; gold; silver; fine ironwork; arms and armour; ecclesiastical metalwork; casting, replication and consultancy. Clients include the National Trust, English Heritage and the Royal Collection as well as major museums, art galleries, local authorities, architects, auction houses and private collectors. Accredited member of ICON.
Sally Strachey Historic Conservation
Temple Cross House, Lower Godney, Wells, Somerset BA5 1RZ
Tel 01458 832 441
Email: office@sshconservation.co.uk
Website: www.sshconservation.co.uk
We are award-winning, ICON-accredited specialists in the conservation of historic buildings, archaeology, monuments and sculpture. With over 35 years experience, we offer a full service from reports and surveys, including rope access, through to conservation on site by our team of masons, carvers and conservators, working on a wide range of churches and historic sites. We advise on and undertake the repair and conservation of architectural stonework, archaeological sites, museum pieces, church monuments, historic plaster and render, sculpture and decorative surfaces. Based in Somerset, we operate in the West Country, Wales, the Midlands, London, the South and further afield.
Fisher Decorations Limited, 157 Marston Road, Stafford ST16 3BS Telephone 01785 251300 Fax 01785 251500 Website: www.fisherdecorations.co.uk
Hesp & Jones, The Cedars, Beningbrough, York YO30 1BY Telephone 01904 470256 Fax 01904 470937 Website: www.hespandjones.co.uk
Historic Metalwork Conservation Consultancy (HMCC), 16 King Alfred Street, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 1NP Telephone 07883 205704 Website: www.hm-cc.co.uk
Holden Conservation Ltd, 6 Warple Mews, Warple Way, London, W3 0RF Telephone 020 8740 1203 Fax 020 8749 8356 Website: www.holdenconservation.co.uk
International Fine Art Conservation Studios, 43-45 Park Street, Bristol BS1 5NL Telephone 0117 929 3480 Fax 0117 922 5511 Website: www.ifacs.co.uk
Nimbus Conservation Ltd, Eastgate, Christchurch Street East, Frome, Somerset BA11 1QD Telephone 01373 474646 Fax 01373 474648 Website: www.nimbusconservation.com
Plowden & Smith Limited, 190 St. Ann's Hill London SW18 2RT Telephone 020 8874 4005 Fax 020 8874 7248 Website: www.plowden-smith.co.uk
Simon Swann Associates, Telephone 01502 676044 Website: www.swannassociates.co.uk
Skillington Workshop Limited, Baxter’s Yard 35-40 Stuart Street Grantham Lincolnshire NG31 9AF Telephone 01476 565671 Fax 01476 566524 Website: www.skillingtons.co.uk
Taylor Pearce, Fishers Court Besson Street, London SE14 5AS Telephone 020 7252 9800 Website: www.taylorpearce.co.uk