The Building Conservation Directory 2024

PLASTERWORK cont’d 152 THE BUILDING CONSERVATION DIRECTORY 2024 CATHEDRAL COMMUNICATIONS ◼ REVIVAL DECORATIVE MOULDINGS LTD The Studio, Unit 5, Park Farm, Hazelwood Lane, Ampthill, Bedfordshire MK45 2HF Tel 07885 466953 Email Contact Ian Waller DECORATIVE AND FIBROUS PLASTERWORK CONSULTANCY SERVICES: Revival Decorative Mouldings Ltd carries out research and condition surveys for historic buildings. The company creates conservation and restoration reports with appropriate recommendations. Services also include design schemes of mouldings with drawings, sketches and artists impressions, create specifications and schedules of works. For advice on the use of appropriate materials, expert guidance on techniques and oversee installation. Please call for a brochure. ◼ RICHARD IRELAND PLASTER & PAINT Tel 07900 584230 Email CONSULTANCY AND CONSERVATION OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS: Richard Ireland is an independent consultant advising private and public bodies including English Heritage, Historic England, Historic Royal Palaces, The Royal Household, Westminster City Council, the Office of Public Works Ireland, National Trust, Historic Scotland and ecclesiastical organisations. Specialising in plain and decorative plaster, internal and external finishes, paint analysis, and the reinstatement of historic schemes, projects typically involve a combination of archaeological investigation, scientific analysis and contextual historic research. Projects are undertaken throughout the UK, Ireland and overseas and encompass a diverse spectrum of historically significant buildings varying from the British Museum and Holy Sepulchre Jerusalem to smaller domestic interiors. ◼ SALLY STRACHEY HISTORIC CONSERVATION Mendip Court, Bath Road, Wells, Somerset BA5 3DG Tel 01458 832441 Email CONSERVATORS OF HISTORIC BUILDINGS, MONUMENTS, SCULPTURE AND DECORATION: See also: display entry in Stone, page 79. ◼ SKILLINGTON WORKSHOP LTD Units 6–7 Hollis Road, Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 7QH Tel 01476 565671 Email CONSERVATION AND CONSULTANCY SERVICES FOR HISTORIC PLASTERWORK: Skillington offers both consultancy and main and subcontractor services for the conservation of historic plasterwork, working regularly for and with English Heritage and the National Trust as well as distinguished private and public clients. From its East Midlands base the in-house conservation team uses traditional methods and particularly specialises in the conservation of historic decorative plasterwork, while its national consultancy service provides surveys, analysis, and report writing. Recent schemes include the conservation and repair of the Jacobean ceilings at East Riddlesden Hall, West Yorkshire, and wall of plaster at Hardwick Old Hall, Derbyshire. See also: display entry in Sculpture, page 86. Tel 01428 729200 Email Traditional wood block floor installation and repairs Granwood floor specialists Rare and unusual timber flooring suppliers ◼ SEAN WHEATLEY Fircombe, Coney Park Lane, Combe Martin, Devon EX34 0LR Tel 01271 883349 Mobile 07831 295922 PLASTERING: Sean Wheatley has worked as a plasterer for 40 years, starting with modern materials but now concentrating on traditional methods and materials and decorative plasterwork. He has also been involved in the preparation of reports and surveys regarding the conservation and restoration of historic plasterwork in listed and historic buildings. Sean Wheatley gives demonstrations and teaching sessions on RICS/SPAB courses and is committed to passing on his knowledge; he has now put six apprentices through college – two of whom still work with him, the seventh started college in September 2021. Sean Wheatley and his team were winners of the FPDC Plasterers Award for Internal Plasterwork 2013 for the work carried out following the devastating fire in Dartmouth, and again in 2014 for the restoration of a Grade I listed Devon manor house. See also: display entry on page 151. TIMBER FLOORING ◼ WHIPPLETREE HARDWOODS Milestone Farm, Barley Road, Flint Cross, nr Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7QD Tel 01763 208966 TIMBER FLOORING: Suppliers of English Oak wide-board traditional floor boards. Also, seasoned oak beams and joinery timber. See also: display entry in Timber Suppliers, page 93.