Apprentice Watch

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In partnership with CITB, two of our apprentices are working towards their NVQ qualifications.

First year apprentice stonemason Sam Brookes has commenced his NVQ work at York College. From the outset, the basics of traditional masonry are taught, including the splitting of a stone block and squaring up, with only the use of hand tools. This is how it was done before the use of machinery and is good practice for working stone. Sam is currently working at All Saints Church at Stand, gaining invaluable experience first hand on site.

First year apprentice roofer Harry Smith is attending Bolton College to achieve his NVQ qualification in slating and roofing. During his first year he is learning how to lay basic roof tiles and slated roofs. Harry is progressing well and is currently working at Dukinfield Unitarian Chapel gaining experience in laying a diminishing coursed roof with internal valleys.

Both apprentices are under regular reviews with CITB to ensure they are receiving the correct training on site. As part of our values, Heritage are proud to be supporting Sam and Harry through their apprenticeship scheme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Image showing church roof working area at St Matthew's, Chadderton
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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