Unfortunately we have been experiencing server issues for the last few weeks with all websites and email facilities effected. Sorry if this has made your contact with Inspire difficult. If you are still experiencing difficulty contacting us then please feel free to call on the telephone numbers below. We hope to resolve these issues as soon as we can. In the meantime you can contact Michael Sheppard on 01908 586661 for project enquires .
It is now Christmas 2013 and we wish to express our thanks to everyone who has been involved in what has been a truly amazing year. Before we depart for the Christmas and New Year celebrations we wanted to reflect a little on the year past. 2013 has been Inspire Conservation’s fifth year and the best yet! It has been the busiest and includes some of the most interesting of our projects. We are .
We thought we would have a bit of fun and plot some of the projects that Michael Sheppard and Inspire Conservation have completed projects over the last eight years and it turns out that it covers quite a distance…
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 .
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 .
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 .
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 .
I am proud to announce the opening of our on-line shop for stone conservation tools and materials. Stone Conservation Supplies is now live and ready for your custom, find us at www.stoneconservation.net/supplies and browse our expanding product lists. Our mission is to supply a unique range of materials and equipment, not found in one place anywhere else on the internet for stone conservators and other similar professionals. Our range is developing quickly so please visit us regularly .
The Conservation Register is a resource maintained by the conservation professional body, ICON. Accredited conservators have the privilege of detailing their workshop on the site which has proved very useful for individuals and public bodies to source free information concerning specialist conservation services. As only accredited conservators can publish their content on the site you can be confident that the highest possible conservation services are supplied and the content regulated and endorsed. The site .