Conservation

Messenger Conservation specialises in the conservation and repair of historic buildings and monumental sculpture. Our highly-skilled team undertakes conservation of all aspects of the building envelope, including stone, mortars and plaster, timber supports and applied decoration. With extensive specialist experience, we have a reputation for providing the high levels of technical knowledge and service demanded in the heritage sector.

Informed Conservation

As part of the conservation process we consider the underlying causes for the loss of historic fabric and formulate action plans to prevent and minimise further failure. Conservation treatments are specific to each individual project and may typically involve environmental control, housekeeping measures, consolidation and stabilisation, cleaning, repair and reintegration.

Our Dedicated Conservation Team

Our reputation is down to our team of conservators and craftspeople who have worked together for many years. Our conservation department is headed by our IHBC accredited Conservation Director and Icon Accredited Conservation Manager, working together to deliver projects to the highest standard and in accordance with professional standards recognised across the heritage sector. It is down to the whole team’s integrity, commitment and personability that Messenger enjoys positive working relationships with public bodies and private clients alike.

Working with Integrity and Dedication to Deliver Exemplary Conservation

We are committed to providing an exemplary service for each of our clients, from efficiently managing complex projects to focusing time and effort on CPD and training for our skilled workforce. We work collaboratively with clients, architects, surveyors, engineers and conservation officers to carefully design and deliver treatment strategies for historic structures that benefit the building and its users.
The quality of our work is reflected in the feedback we receive from clients and is reinforced by our award winning projects, such as the recent RICS award shortlisting of our conservation work at Crowland Abbey, Lincolnshire.