Beverley Minster

For over 1300 years there has been a Christian community on the site of Beverley Minster. The first community was founded by John, Bishop of York – the future Saint John of Beverley. Later, a Norman church was built on the site followed by the present Gothic church which evolved through the three main Gothic […]

All that Glitters is not Gold

Having received such a glowing set of testimonials for an actual glowing project, we couldn’t help but share these along with some stunning pictures of Elvaston Castle Coach House.

Beverley Minster makes the Yorkshire Post

The scaffolding pipes that now climb to the roof of England’s biggest parish church would if laid end to end stretch all the way to Market Weighton, some 10 miles west.

Private Dwelling Hertfordshire

Project Summary Extensive extensions and restoration to an existing property, including the design and installation of high specification mechanical and electrical elements.  Messenger was awarded the  contract for the extensions and alternations to the dwelling,  including the provision of new entrance hall, garden room and kitchen at ground floor and additional bedrooms and en-suites at […]

Elvaston Castle Coach House Derbyshire

Managed by Derbyshire County Council, Elvaston Castle is a Grade II* listed country house. It forms the centrepiece of a 350 acre estate that also includes 16 Grade II buildings and a Grade II* registered Park and Garden. Project Summary Messenger was awarded the contract for stripping and overhauling the existing Westmoreland slate roofs, including […]

Oxburgh Hall Norfolk

Despite being built during the Wars of the Roses, Oxburgh Hall in Norfolk was never intended to be a castle but a family home. Completed in 1482 for Sir Edmund Bedingfeld, the family has lived here ever since and continues to call it home today. Project Summary Extensive roof repairs and stabilization are underway, following […]

Ickworth House Suffolk

Ickworth House with its classical Rotunda, East and West Wings forms the centrepiece of the Ickworth estate. It reflects its former owners, the Hervey Family’s tenacious spirit and has been preserved by the custodianship and influence of unconventional men and women over successive generations. Project Summary Ickworth is embarking on a major conservation project to […]

Stable Opera!

With materials including over 2,400 sheets of structural plywood and almost 25 kilometres of softwood carcassing and timber linings, the dream of a permanent opera theatre to be built within a listed stable, finally became a reality.