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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 .

Condition survey and upcoming project on decorative historic interior

Music Room Ceiling
  Inspire Conservation have completed a comprehensive condition survey and treatment recommendation plan for another new client, PWR events, who organise well known events including Hampton Court Festival from their head office in London.  Their head office building is known as the Brick House or Grove House in Hampton and has an interesting history and a very unique Moorish interior scheme in one of the rooms within it. Inspire Conservation were sought to undertake a condition .

Gatehouse School War Memorial Conservation and Relocation

Gatehouse Gilding Complete
For the last few months Inspire Conservation have been conserving and repairing a timber WWI memorial in the new workshop for an independent school in east London.  The monument was salvaged from the church of St James the Less in the borough of Tower Hamlets in the second world war due to bomb damage and hastily fixed in the adjacent school building with nails and other DIY fixings.  The fixings were makeshift and the whole timber monument .

Lansdowne Club – Traditional stone mason conservation and restoration

The Lansdowne club, Mayfair – London, has recently received a façade clean and Inspire Conservation was subcontracted to complete the specialist stone mason elements.  The Lansdowne Club is originally a 1763 Robert Adam design which has been later rebuilt and restored at various times and locations.  In 1782 the Prime minister Lord Shelburne, acknowledged independence of the United States with Benjamin Franklin in the Round room, which is the only unaltered room in the .

Australian Embassy; Statue conservation and stone repairs

Inspire Conservation have just completed unique statue conservation and stone masonry restoration repairs to the Australian Embassy in London.  Our specialist services in statue conservation were employed following the stone façade cleaning earlier in the month. Victoria House was built in 1907 on the corner of an island site with the Strand, Aldwych and Melbourne place as the boundary.  It was designed by Scottish architects A Marshall Mackenzie & Sons and built by Dove .

Inspire Conservation – Stone Conservation services

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 .

Another Accreditation Success

ACR means the conservator can demonstrate a proficient level of competence, sound judgement and an in-depth knowledge of the principles which underpin conservation practice. Michael Sheppard, accredited conservator and Director at Inspire Conservation has completed his first accreditation review with very positive and encouraging feedback.  The assessors comments included; ‘shows a commitment to disseminating expertise’ ‘commitment to improving both conservation practices and business approach’ Michael’s dedication and motivation to provide exceptional stone and decorative .
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