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.
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.
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.
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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WREN300 Stone Conservation workshop programme April 2023
Wren300 is a tercentenary celebration of Sir Christopher Wren (1632-1723) - Mathematician, Astronomer and one of the country’s most ... Read more
Wells’ famous medieval clock restored and ready to spring forward this weekend
Wells Cathedral’s famous external clockface on the North Transept, which was feared to be irreparable if left in its current state, has Read more
Conservation of the Maiwand Lion
Reading Borough Council has appointed Cliveden Conservation to carry out conservation work to Reading’s most iconic monument, the ... Read more
Conservation cleaning of Reading’s treasured monuments
The monuments will be cleaned and where needed, like-for-like conservation repairs will be carried out, thanks to Reading’s High Street Read more
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
Reading Abbey Gateway Hugh Faringdon carved head received a prestigious national award last week at The Stone Federation of Great ... Read more