Building Conservation Services

Conservation Practice

As free-lance conservators we undertake small projects across the Midlands and offer Charlie’s skills and experience to other conservation companies (CV available on request).

We offer conservation services in architectural stone and plaster, church monuments, War memorials, ceramic tiles, the consolidation of ruins and working with vernacular buildings and with wattle & daub.

Advice and Consultancy

We offer a friendly, professional service to architects and conservation companies concerning the care, repair and interpretation of historic buildings.

Training

We provide a one day introductory training course to traditional lime mortars, plasters and wattle & daub, and their use with traditional materials in old buildings. We have run this for several colleges for both staff and students and can offer this to anyone with responsibility for the care and repair of historic buildings. The purpose of a one day course is to introduce tradespeople, property managers and house holders to the care of historic property as well as to gain useful, practical skills.

Heritage Lottery Funded Projects and community involvement

We offer our experience in historical and arts interpretation to help local councils, heritage organisations and conservation companies wishing to involve the local community as a part of their HLF project. Because we specialise in interpreting local history and historic properties, as well as having practical conservation experience, we are uniquely positioned to act as presenters for conservation works and building and restoration projects.

We can generate interpretive material for conservation projects and deliver this to the public, both during the project life and at the end of a project. Our previous clients include local councils, English Heritage, the National Trust, CADW, SPAB and the Churches Conservation Trust.

We also act as consultants for the preparation of both stage one and two HLF project bids, helping to interpret sites and demonstrate the community benefits of proposals.

Latest Projects

Tiles for St. James Priory, Dudley – Original Tiles and Schools Work.

Our largest project to date is our creation and installation of 12 tiled pavements to interpret the ruins of St. James Priory, Dudley. This was

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