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Heritage Conservation Restoration Ltd specialise in the conservation and restoration of England’s historic buildings and monuments across the North West of England.

At the core, we offer stonemasonry, lead work and hard metal craftsmanship, as well as slating, lime pointing and lime plastering, joinery and Thermatech cleaning. Acting as principal contractors, all our services offered are from our in-house craftsmen, allowing our projects to run smoother and much more efficiently.

All our craftsmen are experienced and qualified to their individual trades and all Heritage employees are CSCS registered, ensuring a high level of quality assurance across all our work.



Carpentry and Joinery
All aspects of carpentry and joinery at Heritage Conservation Restoration Ltd projects are carried out by our team of qualified and experienced joiners. Our approach to timber repairs is to conserv....
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Heritage Conservation Restoration Ltd carry out a wide range of lime pointing across all types of masonry façades. Pointing projects range from replacing decayed original work to taking out inappropr....
Close up of lead rooding works at St Anne's Church, Manchester
Heritage Conservation Restoration Ltd undertake all aspects of lead work and hard metal, including full lead bay roofs, box gutters and intricate bespoke designs. Both Gary and Jason (company director....
Close up of Slate tiling
Heritage Conservation Restoration Ltd are experienced in many specialist, conservation and heritage roofing applications, working with a broad range of materials and specifications including natural s....
Image showing Thermatech cleaning at Lancaster Castle
Thermatech is a superheated water system, primarily used for the cleaning of masonry surfaces and general buildings within conservation and restoration work. This includes the removal of previously....
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As skilled stonemasons, we specialise in the making and fixing of sculpture commissions, hand cut lettering, traditional stone replacements, new build unique designs and template making services for a....


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

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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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