Introducing our new members of our team
Due to a number of secured projects over the coming months, we are increasing our workforce with experienced heritage masons, plasterers and conservators to work on a number of secured projects.
Ed Emmett, Project Surveyor
Ed has worked at DBR on projects within central London for the past 5 years. He started his career as a bricklayer/mason’s mate but quickly moved up the ladder to manage and run projects at the Palace of Westminster. From there, Ed continued his role as Project Surveyor managing the commercial aspects of projects including ones for the Royal Household, the V&A, Natural History Museum and English Heritage.
Jimmy Aitken, Project Manager
Jimmy comes with a solid background in construction. For the past 10 years, he has specialised in plaster, brick and timber repairs for heritage buildings. Projects of note include Harrods, Landmark Trust property, Boxley Abbey, and Buckingham Palace. Jimmy’s main goals have been to finish his Master’s in Historic Conservation at Oxford Brookes and Oxford University and to join Cliveden Conservation as Project Manager – both of which have now been accomplished.
Colin Alderman, Senior Heritage Plasterer
Colin joined us in June 2022. He has an incredible 46 years of experience as a plasterer. As Senior Heritage Plasterer, Colin says he is still learning as every conservation project is different and presents new challenges.
Frank Alderman, Heritage Plasterer
Frank has been working at Cliveden Conservation for 5 years on a contract basis but is now fully employed. Past achievements include completing projects for Windsor Castle and Cranbourne Tower in Windsor Great Park. Frank is currently studying for a Master’s in Building Surveying and broadening his skill set within BIM software (Revit) and LiDAR 3D modelling to better record the condition of historic buildings. He hopes to apply this knowledge within his day-to-day work and contribute effectively to the future of preserving historic buildings.
Joe Klose, Improver Mason
Joe has just started with Cliveden Conservation as an improver mason and has had three years of training in stone masonry at the Building Crafts College (BCC), in Stratford. Alongside his studies he worked on various building sites refining his skills while also furthering a keen interest in heritage buildings.