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

Local heritage expert heads up Cliveden Conservation’s Norfolk branch

Local heritage expert heads up Cliveden Conservation’s Norfolk branch

Mirella McGee brings five years’ experience within the heritage sector and the successful management of two half a million-pound projects. Read more

Celebrating International Women’s Day: an introduction to the Restoring Pugin Project team at Nottingham Cathedral

Celebrating International Women’s Day: an introduction to the Restoring Pugin Project team at Nottingham Cathedral

In celebration of International Women’s Day, Nicola Collins, Project Manager, Decorative Arts Section, introduces some of the female ... Read more

Hot Mixed Lime Training Day 14th May 2024

Hot Mixed Lime Training Day 14th May 2024

We are delighted to be partnering with the Stone Federation to deliver a Lime Training Day, 14th May 2024 at Reading Abbey Ruins, ... Read more

Work continues at the Crown Bar, Belfast

Work continues at the Crown Bar, Belfast

Members of our conservation team were pleased to return to the famous National Trust Crown Bar in Belfast to carry out conservation ... Read more

In memory of Harry Brockway

In memory of Harry Brockway

Tom Flemons, Cliveden Conservation's Bath Workshop Manager, says a few words in memory of Harry Brockway: "Harry worked as a ... Read more

Talented stonemason receives a national award for her work

Talented stonemason receives a national award for her work

Stonemason Samantha Peacock, from our Bath Workshop received an award at the Duke of Gloucester Awards 2023. Read more