Inspire Conservation is now 5! Michael Sheppard set up Inspire Conservation five years ago after completing a two year project with Payne and Stewart at Cardiff castle. Michael acted as the site manager over seeing a large team of wall painting and decorative surface conservators and specialist subcontractors. The companies humble beginnings started as MJS Conservation for a few years and established itself as a stone conservation company specialising in the treatment of .
Inspire Conservation was approached by Milton Keynes Council to restore the last remaining relic for the London and North Western Railway link between Newport Pagnell and Wolverton in Buckinghamshire. This line was well utilised from its inception for the boat manufacturers and train labour in Wolverton but was closed in the 1960’s. Wolverton in Milton Keynes was the first town built exclusively for the railway industry. The railway line is now a walking trail and .
Our new office is now open for business in Little Horwood. We have the facility to work on various movable objects including gilding, specialist decoration, stone masonry cleaning, conservation and stone carving. Inspire Supplies products are being stored here at our workshop so if you are in the home counties and require quality lime mortars and traditional equipment then feel free to come in and collect your products. We aim to create a .
We have launched our new website and the Inspire brand has grown to include our other sister companies. This now includes Inspire Supplies and Inspire Lime which continue to provide great free advice and stone conservation products. We are now also part of the up and coming Ionic group manufacturing lime mortars and ecological building systems and insulation. Keep your eyes out on our developments as we will be releasing new product lines .
A new year is upon us and we have had some pretty amazing things happen over the last two years. As part of this continued positive improvement we have decided to have a little make over and we are incorporating some of our other projects in to the Inspire brand. You are all aware of our online store Stone Conservation Supplies and a few other projects which we are now re-branding with the Inspire .
An unprecedented start to 2013 with some fantastic historic buildings and structures being conserved and restored by the Inspire team and some news from the office concerning our health and safety policies. As part of our ongoing commitment to health and safety in the work place we have undertaken our CHAS accreditation and we are glad to say that we passed first time without any queries. We are now compliant with the SSIP scheme and our policies are .
It’s the end of another year and here at Inspire Conservation it has certainly been eventful. First and foremost I would personally like to thank everyone who has been a part of 2012, both positive and challenging, as you have helped shape the company to what it is today. The year has had its ups and downs, as any year, but this year has been significant in forming strong relationships with staff, specialist sub-contractors and clients. .
English Heritage have recently held an event at one of their properties; Brodsworth Hall – Enchanted Gardens. As part of the show and the exhibition of the splendid Victorian gardens some of the marble statues were sensitively cleaned and conserved by Inspire Conservation. The marble statues were cleaned and consolidated with St Astiers Lithomex repair mortar, NHL mortar and lime shelter coats. The statues really set off the approach road to the house and are now set for .