About us

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Our history and founder

Cliveden Conservation was originally founded in 1982 by Trevor Proudfoot for the preservation of the National Trust’s buildings and statuary collections. Trevor was by trade a stonemason who championed the adoption of traditional materials, techniques and craftsmanship in conservation. In 1990 Cliveden Conservation became independent and expanded its services with workshops in Berkshire, Somerset and Norfolk.

30 years on, we are proud to continue our valued association with the National Trust as well as establishing close relationships with many other heritage organisations, architects and private clients. Sadly, Trevor is no longer with us but his son Lewis has taken over at the helm of Cliveden Conservation and is continuing to uphold his father’s legacy.

Our values

Putting best practice at the heart of everything we do, Cliveden Conservation creates sustainable relationships that value buildings, objects, people and their surroundings. Through research and informed decision making, our professional team deliver the most appropriate conservation interventions for your building or object. Our advice prioritises Conservation Philosophy – and does not compromise quality for cost. We are committed to…

Sharing knowledge
Establishing best practice
Pursuing professional development
Protecting the environment

News

Lime mortar training

Lime mortar training

The Vice Chairman of The Friends of Ketts Heights said we provided an excellent introduction both the technical aspects of lime mortars Read more

A big welcome to our new stone and building restoration expert

A big welcome to our new stone and building restoration expert

We are delighted to announce the appointment of David Bloxam as Project Manager for the Stone Section of the business Read more

Plaster conservation for precious Victorian architectural gem

Plaster conservation for precious Victorian architectural gem

Conservation and repair work to the tower of the Saltaire United Reformed Church (URC) and its internal plaster ceiling is underway. Read more

ICON Talk: Gold shines new light on Elizabeth Tower

ICON Talk: Gold shines new light on Elizabeth Tower

Cliveden Conservation's Senior Project Manager, Alexandra Miller, is delivering a talk 'Gold shines new light on Elizabeth Tower' as ... Read more

Nick Knowles: Heritage Rescue series showcases our work

Nick Knowles: Heritage Rescue series showcases our work

Cliveden Conservation projects have been featured in Nick Knowles: Heritage Rescue, a new series about the restoration of some of ... Read more

Another great year of conservation

Another great year of conservation

It has been another varied year for the team. We have been working on high with Christ and his entourage of apostles and angels at the ... Read more

Berkshire gathering for online Building Limes Forum Conference 2021

Berkshire gathering for online Building Limes Forum Conference 2021

Cliveden Conservation to host a regional hub for the Building Limes Forum (BLF) online conference on Saturday 6th November 2021 at All ... Read more

The people behind Big Ben: Cliveden Conservation

The people behind Big Ben: Cliveden Conservation

Image: ©UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor We are taking part in the UK Parliament online talk series about the people working to conserve Read more

Highly Commended in the Building Crafts Award

Highly Commended in the Building Crafts Award

Excellent design, architecture and craftmanship have been recognised at the 2021 Sussex Heritage Trust Awards. Chairman of the Sussex ... Read more

How to protect sculpture and decorative stonework from weather damage this winter

How to protect sculpture and decorative stonework from weather damage this winter

Lewis Proudfoot, of Cliveden Conservation, discusses the importance of Winter Covers in protecting marble sculpture and decorative ... Read more

We partner with Willesden Jewish Cemetery for Open House Festival 2020

We partner with Willesden Jewish Cemetery for Open House Festival 2020

Our stone specialist Ben Newman will be joining Hester Abrams, Project Leader and Curator for the Willesden Jewish Cemetery’s ‘House of Read more

Dorset Museum Mosaic reinstallation is shortlisted for Museums + Heritage Awards 2021

Dorset Museum Mosaic reinstallation is shortlisted for Museums + Heritage Awards 2021

The Fordington mosaic, which we lifted, conserved, re-backed for wall mounting at Dorset Museum has been shortlisted for an prestigious Read more

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