Conserving our heritage

One of the leading experts in the conservation of statuary, masonry, terracotta, mosaics, plasterwork, wall paintings and the decorative arts

Establishing best practice

We deliver the most appropriate conservation interventions for your building or object

Creating sustainable relationships

We value buildings, objects and the people who use them

Workshops in Berkshire, Somerset and Norfolk

We provide advice based on research and analysis to provide exceptional practical solutions

Over 30 years of award-winning heritage conservation and consultancy…

Cliveden Conservation exists to conserve our heritage by fostering sustainable relationships that value buildings, objects and the people who use them.

We provide expert advice and practical conservation treatment of stone and brickwork, plasterwork and the decorative arts including statues, mosaics and wall paintings.

Our workshops in Berkshire, Somerset and Norfolk offer best practice advice based on research and analysis to provide exceptional practical solutions.

Choose Cliveden Conservation and you will be working with some of the UK’s finest conservators, leaders and influencers in the heritage sector.

Stonemasonry

We clean, repair and reinstate stonework using ‘like for like’ materials and traditional skills. Our award-winning stone carvers undertake commissions to replace missing elements and handcraft new architectural stonework and lettering. We also manage the logistics of moving, storing and relocating statuary collections and monuments.

Plaster

We stabilise and repair decorative plasterwork including ceilings, friezes, cast sculpture and decorative objects. Our accomplished craftspeople replicate historic detailing and carry out exceptional freehand modelling. We undertake mortar analysis, carry out trials and cover every aspect of both fibrous and lime based conservation and restoration.

Decorative Arts

Our highly skilled team, led by ICON-accredited conservators, carry out the repair and conservation of stone, terracotta , monuments, mosaics, sculpture, gilding and decorative surfaces and polychrome.  We provide ongoing care and maintenance of house collections and garden sculpture.

Advisory services and material analysis

We investigate the structural stability of buildings and objects to identify areas of decay and failure. Using our in-house laboratory facilities and trusted partners we further examine materials and carry out analysis. Our comprehensive Condition Reports record findings and detail the required conservation treatment.

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News

New Schools and Colleges Brochure

New Schools and Colleges Brochure

A large proportion of our work is focussed on educational spaces – from the listed buildings that make up many of our nation’s schools ... Read more

Work begins at Baconsthorpe Castle

Work begins at Baconsthorpe Castle

Conservation of Baconsthorpe Castle will enable the much-loved local Norfolk site to be re-opened to the public. Read more

Guide to maintaining sculpture and decorative stonework

Guide to maintaining sculpture and decorative stonework

A considered sculpture restoration and conservation strategy is vital for protecting our garden statuary. Read more

Cliveden Conservation features in the second series of the Hidden Treasures of the National Trust

Cliveden Conservation features in the second series of the Hidden Treasures of the National Trust

Our conservators can be seen in action as they clean the historic obelisk and repoint open or weathered joints using lime mortar. Read more

Conservation expertise required for the ‘Our Cultural Heart’ project

Conservation expertise required for the ‘Our Cultural Heart’ project

Conservation of Fritz Steller pieces of art and other heritage building material as part of the redevelopment of the Grade II Listed ... Read more

Restoring Pugin Project – The Chapel of Our Lady

Restoring Pugin Project – The Chapel of Our Lady

Our Decorative Arts Section Project Manager, Nicola Collins, shares some interesting and exciting discoveries made within the Lady ... Read more