Core Services

Main Contracting

We specialise in high quality conservation, construction, repair and renovation projects. The Messenger team has an incredibly broad range of experience, having worked upon Grade I listed buildings, ancient monuments, stately homes, Churches and Cathedrals, as well as new build, ‘one-off’ large town and country houses. 

Past and present clients include, the National Trust, Historic England, Natural England, The Church, Conservation Trusts, members of The Historic Houses Association, Peers of the Realm and Royalty.

Ickworth House in Suffolk
shrouded in scaffolding during major re-roofing works. A typical example of a Messenger major contract.


Acting as main contractor we have been fortunate enough to work on some of the country’s most important and unique buildings.

Projects typically include major repair and restoration works to churches and cathedrals, listed or protected buildings, alongside unique new constructions within historic environments. These multi-million pound projects form the backbone of our business and provide an excellent training ground for our apprentices and trainee managers.

Project Management

We enjoy the unusual and welcome the opportunity of involvement at an early stage, where collaborative working can help to ensure the successful management of the most challenging project.

In our role as managing contractor we offer a specialist project management service for major insurance companies and clients with challenging construction projects. 

Our Chartered surveyors, ICON accredited conservation team and experienced project managers particularly understand the challenges of restoring listed buildings and protected structures.

Facade retention scheme and steel frame, within a Grade II listed building. The finished structure provides self contained accommodation for 250 students.

Other Services

Insurance Related Repairs and Recovery

A department dedicated to taking the drama out of a crisis, and simply concentrating on getting life back to normal following an insurance claim event. Approved by the majority of insurers and loss adjusters.

Specialist Conservation and Restoration

Specialising in the conservation and repair of historic buildings and monumental sculpture, consultancy and report writing.

Fire Protection

Providing passive fire protection services to main contractors and building owners, offering a bespoke design service for non-standard applications.

Specialist Roofing

A dedicated team of heritage skilled tradespeople, working with lead, stainless steel, copper, aluminium and stone slates. Holding the top rating of excellent with the LCA, and one of few companies supplying and installing Collyweston stone slates.


If you would like to know more about our previous projects and gain a better understanding of the services we can offer, then please take a look at our portfolio projects.

Industry Associations & Accreditation

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