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Job Opportunity: Stone Conservator Mason

If you are a stone mason with 5 or more years' experience in the building trade and heritage building skills Ellis and Co would like to hear from you. ...read more

Job Opportunity: Heritage Roofer

Ellis and Co require a roofer with 5 years' experience post-qualification to join our team of heritage builders. ...read more

Job Opportunity: Painter and Decorator

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Events

Heritage Solid Plastering specialist applied skills programme NVQ Level 3

This programme is designed to provide practical skills, theoretical knowledge and a recognised qualification to craftspeople who are preparing to specialise in heritage plastering trades.

Understanding Repair & Maintenance of Traditional (Pre-1919) Building

Of interest to the public, historic buildings owners, crafts persons, builders and professionals – the Building Crafts College in conjunction with the Old Royal Naval College is offering 2, two-day courses on Repair & Maintenance of Traditional Buildings.

Lime mortars for traditional brickwork

The day will consist of introductory talks followed by practical demonstrations on how to make a decent lime mortar properly, so that a contractors can use it.