Winners of an Oxford Preservation Trust Award 2013!

OPT Plaque
We are proud to announce that Inspire Conservation have won an Oxford Preservation Trust award for our work at Magdalen College, Oxford last year.  We were encouraged by the local authority conservation officer to submit our project which was short listed from various projects that were put forward.  Out of the 16 nominated projects in the building conservation category we were one of only three projects to receive an award for our outstanding contribution .

We are shortlisted for the Oxford Preservation Trust Awards 2013!

OPT logo
  Inspire Conservation are proud to announce that we have been short-listed for the Oxford Preservation Trust Awards 2013 and we will find out if we have been successful in our category later in November.  We will of course keep you posted on the outcome.  We are a small conservation company who are pleased that we will be placed amongst other much larger and more established conservation companies this year.  We are proud that .

Wittersham war memorial cleaning and conservation

Wittersham war memorial cleaning
  Inspire Conservation clean and conserve numerous war memorials nationwide and this example proves how far we work for these important structures.  We realise the importance of these monuments to the local communities and will go the extra mile to ensure that they are sensitively and effective conserved, especially in time for Armistice day.  Our offices in Buckinghamshire and Lincolnshire help us serve the whole of the UK for our monument and statue conservation .

Britain’s Empty Homes BBC1 with Michael Sheppard and Baptist chapel conversion

Chapel House entrance
  Inspire Conservations very own Michael Sheppard has been part of the Britain’s Empty Homes programme on BBC1 today showing his family home and soon to be Lincoln office as an example of a full redevelopment of an empty building.  The show can be seen in the clip below: http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b03gltdq/ Chapel House is a former Baptist chapel which has stood empty for a number of years and is adjoined to another house which will .

Statue conservation and cleaning in Harrogate, Yorkshire

Restored statues
  Inspire Conservation have completed a project for another local authority, this time in Yorkshire. We were instructed to clean and consolidate the marble statues that were donated to the town and have been recently situated in the town centre.  The statue has been a topic of debate with the locals as some love it and others have their reservations, but I’m sure you agree that there is a massive improvement following the repairs .

We are looking for more suitable sub-contractors and staff!

Staff Picture Conservator
  2013 has been a great year and as we are in a great position and are getting increasingly busy with more project enquiries being put in our direction we are looking for more staff.  This is a testament to our current work ethic and commitment to building conservation. As a result we are looking for more sub-contractors who are suitably qualified and experienced in their trade to work with our current staff and .

Contact Inspire Conservation

Our phone lines are down temporarily as O2 have made a mistake and closed our line.  Bummer. This should be sorted within 24 hours but you can still get hold of us on the email info@inspireconseration.co.uk or on Michael Sheppard’s mobile 07730217707. Sorry to anyone who has been trying to contact us, we certainly let our provider know about it!

Another Train Station Restoration by Inspire Conservation

Millbrook following works
Millbrook Station in Bedfordshire is one of the Cottage Orné style stations on the Bletchley to Bedford line complementing the structures on the Duke of Bedford’s estate and the façade has undergone restoration works by Inspire Conservation.   The building was purchased in the 1980’s and is now in private ownership and has been restored heavily in the past.  The render was failing and the timber façade slowly decaying.  The client instructed Inspire Conservation to .

Magdalen College Longwall Stone Conservation Project Complete

Longwall stone work restoration
  Magdalen College is one of the main Oxford colleges and we have had the pleasure of returning there again this summer to work on the Longwall.  Longwall dates from 1485 and is grade II* listed, built from Taynton stone and in places is not in the best condition.  Inspire Conservation were approached to work on a section of the wall to start the long term commitment to restoring the stonework and consolidating the .
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