Category Archives: Lime plastering

Christmas message for 2013 and Happy New Year to all!

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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 are looking for more suitable sub-contractors and staff!

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  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 .

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 .

Wivenhoe House Hotel; restoration of a Victorian Manor

Inspire Conservation were sought to undertake specialist conservation elements of the refurbishment of the Victorian Manor into a high class boutique hotel.  Essex University and education foundation ‘Edge’ are working to turn Wivenhoe House into a luxury hotel and innovative hotel school.  When it opens in spring 2012, pupils will be able to study for fast-track degrees in culinary and hotel management while getting on-the-job experience.  We are proud to have been involved in .

Inspire conservation mail shots

New stone conservation mail shots available now and will be sent out to clients.  If you have seen the information on the blog, LinkedIn, Twitter or indeed Facebook and would like to be added to the mailing list to keep up to date with our news and projects please drop us a line and we will add your details. Inspire Jan 2012 Stone Conservation Inspire Jan 2012 Monument Conservation Inspire Jan 2012 New Developments .

Ridgmont Station House

Ridgmont station is currently undergoing extensive restoration supported by substantial investment from the Railway Heritage Trust (RHT) and the current owners Bedford Rural Communities Charity (BRCC).  Michael Sheppard at Inspire Conservation has been involved with the project and client from the beginning of the work two years ago following an inquiry from Simic Associates.  Michael has managed and performed the restoration of the external timber frame, lime harling panels, internal lime plastering, flooring and .

Welcome to

The launch of Inspire Conservation’s new website and blog. Visit for more details on our services and photographs of our work and for our blog. Keep visiting or subscribe to the RSS feed to track progress and read our articles on our projects. More details will be uploaded very soon.
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