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About Heritage

As highly skilled craftsmen we specialise in the conservation and restoration of heritage buildings and monuments, taking pride in restoring them to their former glory so they can be enjoyed for years to come.

From the beginning of our careers we have worked hard to be the best and gain recognition within the industry for our exceptional quality of craftsmanship. Our reputation for professional project management skills precedes us, and we have been trusted to work on some of England’s finest heritage buildings.

At the heart of Heritage Conservation Restoration Ltd lies stonemasonry, roofing and lead work, and we also offer lime pointing, lime plastering, carpentry and joinery. In addition, we are also fully approved Thermatech operators meaning we can carry out the cleaning facades of masonry as required. All of our trades are in-house, so our clients only need to work with one company rather than several contractors, helping make our projects run efficiently, on time and within budget.

We take pride in building strong working relations with all our clients and architects, establishing a good rapport and creating trust in our company to complete the works to the highest standard possible.
Heritage work hard to ensure any disruptions are kept to a minimum throughout the duration of all of our projects. We make every effort to get to know the daily routine of the churches and cathedrals we work on, ensuring our work does not impact on any events, services or other activities.

We produce monthly progress reports on-site to keep our client team informed about how the project is running. In addition to this, we have weekly inspections of work with architects to discuss any issues that may arise, ensuring these are dealt with promptly to avoid any delays.

At the end of each month, we carry out a full evaluation of each of our projects which includes a cost report with an estimate of final account to help ensure our projects remain within budget. These reports are shared with the quantity surveyor acting on behalf of each client so all parties are aware of the financial status of the projects at all times.

Heritage Conservation Restoration Ltd believe in carrying out projects in a safe manner. We are fully CHAS and Construction Line registered and employ our own external Health and Safety Coordinator to assess and advise us on current legislation in relation to health and safety. We have employer’s liability cover of £10,000,000 and public liability cover of £5,000,000 on all of our sites.

Our portfolio of work is growing, and we aim to continually improve and deliver the highest standard of work on all our projects. We will stay true to our core values and reinforce to our clients that their much loved buildings are in safe hands.

With a hands on approach, all of our clients benefit from having at least one of our directors involved with their projects, ensuring excellent quality assurance and continually building trust in what Heritage stands for.

OUR VALUES

Heritage Conservation Restoration Ltd are committed to saving and maintaining our country’s historic buildings and monuments. As craftsmen, we are proud of our heritage and feel a duty to conserve and restore it so future generations can appreciate it too.

To this end, we are strong believers in developing the craftsmanship and expertise of all our employees. We are committed to employing apprentices and training them to the highest standards, supporting them through their City & Guilds NVQ qualifications. We work in a specialist industry and we want to ensure that these skills and crafts are not lost, but passed on to future generations.

Our Directors

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Director LCA Accredited, CSCS Heritage Gold Card Holder With a very hands on approach to Heritage, you will find Jason out at various projects we have on. He acts as site manager and coordinates the day to day running of projects, liaising with clients and arch....
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Director SPAB Fellow, CSCS Heritage Gold Card Holder World Skills Stonemasonry competitor 2001 Michaels role at Heritage is to contract manage all our projects, ensuring they are running efficiently and work is being carried out to the highest standards. ....
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Director Winner of the City & Guilds Gold Medal for Excellence, CSCS Heritage Gold Card Holder James' role at Heritage Conservation Restoration Ltd is to Contracts Estimate and Quantity Survey all of our projects. As a qualified Stonemason any spare time....
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Director LCA Accredited, Council Member of the LCA CSCS Heritage Gold Card Holder Gary takes care of the management of the roofing and lead work at Heritage.  This involves the pricing, ordering of materials and advising both architects and clients on deta....

TESTIMONIALS

Heritage Conservation Restoration replaced part of our church roof. The standard of workmanship, the regard for health and safety, the understanding of heritage requirements was excellent and the company and workforce were flexible, responsive and imaginative when unexpected issues were identified during the course of the project. They worked hard to make sure that disruption to the life of the church was kept to a minimum. We would be very happy to engage them for future projects.

Rev D Penny

St Matthew’s Church, Chadderton

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Early in 2016, Heritage Conservation Restoration, having been recommended by our architects, commenced work on the total renovation of our Victorian church's East end. This involved the removal of the asbestos panelled ceiling, the removal of the 100 year-old dark oak staining from the original roof trusses & their re-staining with an Archdeacon's" finish, the installation of new panels, & a new & much improved lighting system. The whole Chancel area was re-decorated & new carpeting laid. The completed work…

Hedley Richardson.

Churchwarden St. James’ Church, Gorton, Manchester

Image showing the timber framework in the ceiling of St Jame's, Gorton
Heritage Conservation and Restoration recently completed a project of ours that involved extensive timber repairs to the roof structure of St Cuthbert’s Church in Kentmere, along with re-slating and replacement of the rainwater goods.  The works to the grade 2 listed church were funded by the Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund to a very strict time line and to exacting standards of quality.  HCR were able to deliver the performance required and the entire team were a pleasure…

Mike Darwell

 BA (Hons) BArch RIBA SCA AABC PDD (Building Cons.)

Architect / Director

Drone image showing St Cuthbert's, Kentmere
In 2014 Clitheroe Civic Society (CCS) embarked on the first live project in their 50-year plus history. In the absence of funds from the Local Authority (Ribble Valley Borough Council) to carry out urgent repair works to a Grade II Listed monument in the Clitheroe Castle Gardens, CCS decided to step in and see if they could raise sufficient funds to carry out the works on behalf of RVBC - and the wider community. The monument came from the Palace…

Steve Burke Dip Arch (Oxf’d) Conservation Architect

Clitheroe Civic Society Pinnacle Project Team Leader

Image showing completed Pinnacle by night with Clitheroe skyline
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Induction training Day at St Peters Church, Gamston
Heritage were asked on behalf on the Churches Conservation Trust to host a training day at St Peters Church in Gamston. Heritage set up different tables to enable the public to take part in talks and have a go at different aspects of construction including stonemasonry, lime pointing, lime plastering, glazing and Lead Work. Talks were gi....
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RICS Awards
Heritage highly commended at RICS Awards
At the RICS Awards 2017, we were delighted to be awarded the highly commended prize for our building conservation work at St Cuthbert’s, Kentmere. Working alongside the PCC of St. Cuthbert’s and architect, Mike Darwell, over a 26 week period, we worked on a full roof refurbishment of the Grade II listed building at St Cuthbert’s.....
RICS Awards
Blackburn Cathedral
Heritage return to Blackburn Cathedral
After completing masonry and roofing works to the North and South Transepts at Blackburn Cathedral in 2016, Heritage Conservation Restoration Ltd have returned to carry out the next phase of works required. The project includes masonry and repointing works to the West Tower, North Transept, and East Chancel walls. The works also includ....
Blackburn Cathedral
Southwell minster
Heritage start work at Southwell Minster
Heritage Conservation Restoration were delighted to have been awarded the contract at Southwell Minster. The works involve the stripping of roof slates to the North and South Aisle, forming new joinery decks to the existing rafters and laying new sandcast lead in hollow roll formation. The works are funded by the World War 1 memorial f....
Southwell minster
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Heritage return to Lancaster Castle
Heritage Conservation Restoration Ltd have the privilege of returning to Lancaster Castle to carry out the restoration works to the Work Stores, Gate House and Governors House. The scope of work includes new lead roofs, slating to the Governors House, stonemasonry repairs and repointing works to the external fabrics of the building fac....
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St Peters Church, Gamston update. Job nearly complete, scaffolding coming down and low level masonry being completed. ... See MoreSee Less

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New job started at St Leonard’s Church Middleton. Re-roofing of the tower roof with new Leadwork, Masonry repairs and Re-pointing works. ... See MoreSee Less

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Manchester Cathedral, completed project of the Tower works. ... See MoreSee Less

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Greek Orthodox Church Manchester. We had to take down the leaning and dangerous boundary wall, clean all the bricks and re-build in a lime mortar and stainless steel ties. We also carried out render repairs to the columns on the north and south side of the church. We replaced old cementitious mortar for lime mortar and painted it it Keim paint. ... See MoreSee Less

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St. Peter’s church Darwen. Replace the North and South aisle roofs with new Copper sheet. New joinery works along with masonry and lime pointing. ... See MoreSee Less

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Great day in London and another award for Heritage!

We would like to congratulate everyone who took part in this project from the client, architect and the craftsmen that worked on this project. Well done keep up the hard work. 👌🏻
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