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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 .

Stone masonry services in Buckinghamshire

Potterspury House Complete
  The slowly subsiding stone porch on Potterspury House in Buckinghamshire is now complete as we have finished our stone masonry repairs and installations.  Inspire Conservation have sensitively restored the porch and repaired the failing stone elements which were a risk to anyone walking beneath.   The Bath stone pillar which was collapsing was dismantled and rebuilt to ensure its strength, including a few new stone insets and lime mortar repairs.  The brickwork inside .

Funding for the restoration for your war memorial

Memorial cleaned
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. .

DOFF cleaning on stone by Inspire Conservation

War memorial cleaning
  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: .

Inspire Conservation is celebrating its fifth year!

Conservation register
  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 and Inspire Supplies new office is now open

inspire supplies square logo
  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 .

Inspire Conservation has launched its new website

Conservation register
  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 – 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 .
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