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

Liz truss MP visits Swaffham to see the regeneration of the historic town centre

Liz truss MP visits Swaffham to see the regeneration of the historic town centre

On Friday 26 May, Liz Truss MP joined Historic England and Breckland Council to see how the Swaffham High Street Heritage Action Zone ... Read more

WREN300 Live Stone Carving Competition 31st May – Friday 2nd June 2023

WREN300 Live Stone Carving Competition 31st May – Friday 2nd June 2023

WREN300 CONSERVATION-IN-ACTION SERIES Live Stone Carving Competition Wednesday 31 May – Friday 2 June 2023 Holy Sepulchre Church, ... Read more

Cliveden Conservation features in new BBC heritage series ‘Hidden Treasures of the National Trust’

Cliveden Conservation features in new BBC heritage series ‘Hidden Treasures of the National Trust’

A new BBC Two and BBC iPlayer series, ‘Hidden Treasures of the National Trust’ features members of the Cliveden Conservation team as ... Read more

Mission complete as Apollo lands at Stowe National Trust

Mission complete as Apollo lands at Stowe National Trust

After thirty-three years in the planning and crafting, a brand-new statue of Apollo, created and installed by our Cliveden ... Read more

WREN300 Glass Conservation Evening 14th September 2023

WREN300 Glass Conservation Evening 14th September 2023

Glass Conservation Evening: 'The Remarkable People, Places and Processes of Stained Glass Windows' Date: Wednesday 14th September ... Read more

WREN300 Plaster Conservation Events 10th & 11th May 2023

WREN300 Plaster Conservation Events 10th & 11th May 2023

As proud partners of WREN300 Cliveden Conservation is delivering a series of conservation workshops (stone, wood, plaster, metal and ... Read more