Core Services

Specialist Conservation
and Restoration

In addition to providing support and guidance within the company, Messenger’s in-house conservation team also offers its services to public and private property owners, including the National Trust and Historic England. 

Conservation and consolidation works at Castle Acre Priory


Messenger’s Conservation team 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.

Advice and Guidance

Taking an holistic approach when considering the most appropriate methods of repair and protection.

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.

Other Services

Main Contracting

The backbone of our business, which has led to us enjoying many challenging and impressive projects, from conserving an ancient monument to construction a new opera house.

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 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.

Fire Protection

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


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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