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

Cliveden Conservation to be part of the Wren300 programme of events

Cliveden Conservation to be part of the Wren300 programme of events

We are delivering a series of Conservation Workshops as one of the projects taking place this year to mark three hundred years since ... Read more

Prestigious award for Reading’s Abbey Gateway Hugh Faringdon Carving

Prestigious award for Reading’s Abbey Gateway Hugh Faringdon Carving

Reading Abbey Gateway Hugh Faringdon carved head received a prestigious national award last week at The Stone Federation of Great ... Read more

Christ Church Chapter House Wins Oxford Preservation Trust Award

Christ Church Chapter House Wins Oxford Preservation Trust Award

Certificate Winner within the Building Conservation category. Read more

We are speaking at the Traditional Paint Forum Annual Conference 2022

We are speaking at the Traditional Paint Forum Annual Conference 2022

Alexandra Miller is joining Katherine Carey, Project Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine, to talk about the restoration of Elizabeth Tower. Read more

New members of the team

New members of the team

We are increasing our workforce with experienced heritage masons, plasterers and conservators to work on a number of secured projects. Read more

Lime Training Day at Reading Abbey Ruins

Lime Training Day at Reading Abbey Ruins

Stone Federation Partners with Cliveden Conservation to deliver a Lime Training Day at Reading Abbey Ruins Last month we partnered ... Read more