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.









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

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Highly Commended King of Prussia Gold Medal Award
Heritage are pleased to have won highly commended amongst the entrants for the 2018 King of Prussia Gold Medal Award. In 2014 a detailed inspection of problem areas was carried out, revealing around 10 tonnes of unsupported plaster and extensive dry rot throughout the Chapel. This lead to immediate closure, a temporary structural suppo....
Image of the certificate awarded for Highly Commended The King of Prussia Gold Medal
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Heritage secure work on third Minster
Heritage Conservation Restoration are over the moon to have won a job at Grimsby Minster, and feel honoured to have a third Minster to add to their portfolio. The project will see roofing repairs to be carried out to the South Trancept and Chancel roofs. The work is due to start October 2019, and is expected to last approximately 10 we....
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Heritage signage on the scaffold up the Spire at Christ Church
Head for heights in the Saddleworth hills
Heritage Conservation Restoration are pleased to have secured their first project at Christ Church, a Grade II listed building located locally in Friezland. Externally, the work will include a full rake out and repoint of the Spire, Tower and West Gable, as well as renewing the Lead Back Gutter on the Tower. Internally, Dry Rot Repairs....
Heritage signage on the scaffold up the Spire at Christ Church
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“St Mary’s Prestwich: Sustaining and Promoting our Heritage”
Working alongside Buttress Architects, Heritage Conservation Restoration have been awarded Internal and External restoration works at St Mary’s, a Grade I listed Church in North Manchester. Christian Worship has been offered here for over 800 years, and the works are part of a wider project taking place at the church; “St Mary’s Pre....
Image of St Mary's Church from the ground up, with greenery in the foreground and the Church Tower in the background
Heritage sign in the foreground, with temporary roof scaffold beiing installed in the background
Phase 2 at St James Altham Commences
After the successful completion of Phase 1 works in 2016 which saw a complete re-roof to the Nave and internal re-ordering works, Heritage Conservation Restoration have commenced Phase 2 restoration work at St James Altham. The second phase will include joinery and re-roofing of the Chancel Roof, and internal plaster repairs. Phase 2 i....
Heritage sign in the foreground, with temporary roof scaffold beiing installed in the background
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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
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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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