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…
Have a look at the English Heritage conservation bulletin which focuses on the centennial of the first world war and all things war memorial related. A good read and one that it obviously very current. Enjoy! http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/publications/conservation-bulletin-71
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 .
If you are a custodian of a war memorial or have one in your village or town which requires attention before the centennial event on the 4th August 2014 then you may require funding for the work. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) offer funding for the restoration and repair of World War One memorials, monuments and other artefacts for the centennial. The details can be found here on the HLF site with various options. .
Here is another example of our cleaning system in action on a war memorial in Bedfordshire which is currently being restored for the centenary next year. There are approximately 70,000 war memorials in the UK, that is almost one in every village. These monuments and memorials are in various states of repair and we are proud to say that we have restored, repaired and cleaned numerous war memorials nationwide. The services that we provide include: .
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 .
Inspire Conservation offers services to the conservation profession and all those responsible for the care and maintenance of historic buildings, covering a variety of structures including scheduled ancient monuments and listed buildings. Accredited conservator Michael Sheppard is experienced in the conservation of stone, plasters, the use of lime and interior decorative schemes. Other traditional materials often found in historic structures are included for assessment and treatment. Practical conservation treatments and documentation services are available .
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