NHTG Members Directory

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Armatile
Armatile logoEstablished in 1975 Armatile are a multi-award winning and the leading retailer, distributor and manufacturer of tiles in Ireland and the UK. Armatile offer high quality, innovative tiling products. It has an in-house design and manufacturing plant, which houses some of the most advanced cutting technologies in the tiling industry. Armatile products have been used extensively by architects and designers throughout Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. Armatile have manufactured customised tile designs for the Stormont Castle buildings in Belfast, Cafe Royale in London, Peter Mark's Style Club in Dublin, the Burlington Hotel in Boston, and the Jumeirah Resort in Dubai. Over the past decade Armatile have also made a real name for ourselves in the renovation and restoration sector of Hertitage and conservation projects - these include churches such as St George’s Church and Clonard Monastry, both in Belfast, and the stunning St Patrick’s Cathedral in Ireland’s ecclesiastical capital, Armagh.
 
Brooksby Melton College
Brooskby Melton Collge BMC is Brooksby Melton College, a specialist independent college based in the heart of Leicestershire.They specialise in land-based courses practical countryside skills, countryside management, construction, joinery and brickwork. The college is keen to develop built heritage courses in the near future.
 
Campbell Smith and Co Ltd

Campbell Smith and Company logoCampbell Smith and Co Ltd, were established in 1873 and have been synonymous with expert advice, experienced consultancy and high-quality craftsmanship within the field of historic decorative schemes ever since.

Their project list includes many national monuments, palaces and houses, museums and galleries, cathedrals and churches, as well as modern buildings requiring fine decoration with traditional skill and care.

Campbell Smith & Co have extensive information on historic decorative schemes, including detailed drawings, hand-painted scale watercolours, details of early finishes and many other invaluable historic documents that assist curators, architects and owners in obtaining accurate information about the decorative history of their buildings without any material intervention to the current scheme.

 
Cubby Construction Ltd
Cubby Construction LogoCubby Construction Ltd is a well-respected and long-established, multi-disciplined construction, civil engineering and joinery business based in Carlisle, Cumbria.

Projects range from roads and bridges, specialist concrete works, earth works and drainage through to major new build and refurbishment projects, covering historic restorations, premium one-off homes and complete housing developments.The company’s substantial in-house joinery business provides high-quality joinery manufacturing and installation, providing specialist components for restorations; bespoke windows, doors, kitchens and other joinery items; and, specialist structural timber including green oak.

They have a large in-house fleet of plan, machinery and trained labour force which ensures the company has the capacity, capability to successfully manage and deliver projects safely, within budget, on time and to the highest quality.
 
The Heritage Trust Network
Heritage Trust Network logoThe Heritage Trust Network (previously UKAPT)  is the umbrella organisation for not-for-profit organisations and individuals working to regenerate heritage assets for communities. HTN, facilitating an active network of members provides support and guidance to its members through online resources, regular area meetings, peer-to-peer support, its annual conference and newsletters.
 
Ellis and Co (Restoration and Building)
Ellis and CoEllis and Co (Restoration and Building) have been restoring historic landmarks, buildings, churches, stately homes and cathedrals in the South West of England and Wales for over 30 years. They have a large team of masons, lime plasterers, painters and decorators, carpenters and joiners, leadworkers, roofers and slaters. As they only work on historic buildings, their workforce are skilled heritage specialists who either hold or are working towards CSCS Heritage recognition.

Ellis and Co’s restoration of Holy Trinity Church in Bradford on Avon was shortlisted for the finals of the South West Built Environment awards 2017. Their re-roofing of the National Trust’s Tredegar House in Newport has been shortlisted for the RICS 2018 and National Federation of Roofing Contractors conservation awards. Their major restoration of renaissance St Giles House, Wimborne St Giles, won a host of awards include the 2015 National RICS Award for Building Conservation.

Because of the multi-trade and specialist work they carry out their training needs are varied. They have an apprenticeship scheme to foster the next generation of heritage trades which support two new team members to join the team each year. Ellis and Co also host Princes Foundation skills trainees.
 
Lincoln Cathedral
Work began building Lincoln Cathedral in 1072 and it is one of only a few Cathedrals in England to have its own workforce dedicated to the conservation of the magnificent building. There are Stonemasonry and Conservation; Glazing; Carpentry/Joinery and Leadwork teams.

The specialist teams restore and repair features by hand, including cleaning medieval glass, carving wood and stone, repairing the roof and the structural elements as well as many hundreds of complex, delicate works all year round.
 
National Heritage Ironwork Group (NHIG)
NHIGThe National Heritage Ironwork Group (NHIG) is a volunteer run organisation, which is dedicated to advancing public awareness and knowledge of ironwork. The NHIG was established in 2009 by a group of experienced professionals from a broad range of related fields. Together they recognised that due to the sheer quantity of architectural wrought ironwork within the heritage sector there was a need for a representative body, a focal point for the discussion and training routes for professionals. The NHIG runs seminars, workshops and festivals dedicated to historic ironwork.
 
Priestman Associates LLP
Priestman Associates logoPriestman Associates LLP deliver training and NVQ assessment to specialist sectors within the construction industry. They hold particular expertise in on-site NVQ assessment of experience workers in heritage masonry, heritage facade preservation, conservation site management and also facilitate the two-day training course Understanding Maintenance and Repair of pre-1919 Buildings. Priestman Associates are established working alongside the CITB, Stone Federation GB, the Natural Stone Industry Training Group and the NHTG.
 
The Prince's Foundation

The Prince's FoundationAt it's heart, the Prince's Foundation is about supporting people to create community. Whether through building sustainable housing or regenerating neighbourhoods, developing family attractions or teaching traditional arts and skills, the Prince's Foundation is leading the way forward.

The Prince's Foundation offers innovative and inspiring skills-based courses in a broad range of subjects, from traditional arts and heritage craft skills, to architecture and design, science, engineering, horticulture and hospitality, all emphasising the greater social cohesion that transpires when members of a community learn, as well as live, together. Programmes will take place within and beyond the charity’s sites, including at Dumfries House, with its Education Farm, STEM centre and Health and Wellbeing Centre, and in Shoreditch, East London.


The Projects tier concentrates on the restoration of historic buildings and the construction of new sustainable developments. Working with local community groups and partners around the country, The Prince’s Foundation will ensure much-loved sites are carefully rejuvenated and new developments properly planned and designed to benefit all for the future.

Finally, the Attractions tier will focus on promoting The Prince’s Foundation’s notable centrepieces – whether taking a dip in the New Cumnock Swimming Pool or dining in the Rothesay Rooms restaurant. Such crowd-pleasers are the connective tissue of a community: they build economic growth and preserve cultural history, as well as provide landmarks for future generations to enjoy.

From transforming our public realm to providing skills-based education, The Prince’s Foundation is about championing and celebrating the most important part of any community: its people.

 
Sally Strachey Historic Conservation Ltd

Sally Strachen Historic ConservationSally Strachey Historic Conservation Ltd are award-winning, ICON-accredited specialists in the conservation of historic buildings, archaeology, monuments and sculpture. With over 30 years of experience Sally Strachey Historic Conservation have worked on a wide range of churches, monuments and historic sites, providing a full service from conservation reports and surveys, through to execution on site by their highly-skilled team of consultants, masons, carvers and conservators. The company operates both as main contractor, sub-contractor and as a specialist consultant in surveying and issuing conservation reports. They undertake the repair and conservation of historic fabric across a range of projects that incorporate architectural stonework, archaeological sites, museum pieces, church monuments, historic plaster and render, sculpture, polychrome and decorative surfaces.

 
Taliesin Conservation 
Taliesin ConservationTaliesin Conservation are an integrated Conservation company based in South Wales, that employ Craftspeople and Tradespeople with specialist skills who are able to undertake any building project. From minimum intervention repairs to complete integrated conservation, planned alterations and reinstatement following major loss, they bring together the highest standard of traditional building craft skills, supplemented with a considered approach to project management.
 
Terrence Lee Conservation
Terrence Lee ConservationTerrence Lee Conservartion is a Shropshire based company, dedicated to the conservation of traditional brickwork in all its forms. Terrence Lee Conservation undertakes practical brickwork conservation projects, on a diverse range of traditional buildings and structures including small, rural vernacular cottages, boundary and garden walls, canal structures, Georgian and Victorian town houses - both listed and unlisted. Clients are sympathetic owners of traditional buildings, architects, building managers and conservation professionals who are passionate about their buildings. They recognise the harm that inappropriate methods and modern materials such as cement mortars and renders have done, or can do, to traditional brick work and wish not only to retain the significance and character of their buildings but also to restore their functionality. Like Terrence Lee Conservation, they recognise the importance of an informed approach to the execution of repairs to traditional and  historic buildings.
 
Tywi Centre

Tywi CentreThe Tywi Centre objectives are to ensure everyone who is responsible for looking after, or working on an old building has the right information, skills and materials for carrying out sensitive and appropriate repairs.  This will ensure that the old buildings of West Wales, both listed and non- listed, are around for a further 100 years and more.

The Tywi Centre is based at Dinefwr Farm, Llandeilo.  It is a Grade II listed group of barns, originally the Home Farm of the Newton House Estate, which is now run by the National Trust.  We have classroom facilities and can accommodate up to 20 people on a course or at a meeting, and an area for displays about old buildings.  We also have a series of specialist skills training facilities: a Plastering workshop where students can learn about plastering onto laths and creating running moulds; an outdoor shelter to practice external rendering techniques; a Carpentry workshop, large enough to accommodate both sash window work and timber frame repairs; and space to deliver stonemasonry training.

We work with owners of old listed and non-listed buildings, with heritage and non-heritage contractors, with colleges and local charities – in fact anyone who wants to look after old buildings in Wales.  We can deliver one-to-one ‘surgeries’; training in maintenance and repair; specific craft skills training; guidance leaflets; and endless encouragement and support.

 
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB)

SPAB logoThe Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) believes old buildings have a future. From cottages to castles and from churches to cathedrals we are here to help buildings and the people who care for them.

Founded by William Morris, Philip Webb and others in 1877, the SPAB is the oldest and most technically expert national charity fighting to save old buildings from decay, dilapidation and demolition. Based on years of experience and research we understand how old buildings work.

SPAB offer courses and training for homeowners, enthusiasts and building professionals. There Scholarship and Fellowship programmes provide unique training to craftspeople, architects, structural engineers and surveyors, many of whom now care for the UK’s most loved buildings.

SPAB give free, independent advice to hundreds of callers each year, promoting good conservation practice for old buildings to those who need it most. They help the planning process for listed churches and secular buildings, to help prevent harmful works and encourage high quality design and craftsmanship. Join today to support their positive, practical approach to building conservation.

 
Zink-It
Zink It logoZink-It are manufacturers fitters of ornamental and roofing applications in lead, Zinc, Stainless Steel and Copper. This family run company have a wealth of experience of work ing on built heritage projects.

Norfolk Sheet Lead are founder members of the Lead Contractors Association (L.C.A.) and are regulated in the way they carry out their work, with back up from the association.

 


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Job Opportunity: Stone Conservator Mason

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Job Opportunity: Heritage Roofer

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Job Opportunity: Painter and Decorator

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Events

Lime plasters

An introduction to the use of lime plasters and lime mortars for homeowners and professionals working with historic buildings.

Bronze Behaving Badly: Learn principles and practice of bronze conservation for large objects

Learn the principles of bronze conservation and the complexities of working with large objects for managers, carers and custodians. With bronze conservation expert Lucy Branch.