The Lake Studio, Wild Acre, Ladock TR2 4PQ


01726 435664




Recognised leaders within historic paint analysis and historic interiors research, Crick-Smith has been providing paint analysis, conservation and research services to the heritage sector since 1983. Having worked on many high-profile projects, including St Pancras Midland Grand Hotel, Kenwood House, Kew Palace, Osborne House, Glasgow School of Art and the Willow Tea Rooms, the company also specialises in the research of maritime vessels.

Focusing on historic paint, wallpapers and decorative finishes, completing 500+ projects, Crick-Smith provides the client with the information to inform project decision-making; ensuring it meets the highest possible standard within budgets and timescales.

Historic paint analysis, pigment/lead, wallpaper, renders and mortars analysis, combined with archival evidence tell the story needed to ensure practical and achievable results.

With backgrounds in conservation and archaeology, and degrees in Conservation and Restoration, Crick-Smith completed 11 years of internationally recognised university research. Crick-Smith understand what is required and to what level, so that you are not commissioning unnecessary and expensive work.

Accredited by the Institute for Conservation, when you commission Crick-Smith you get the "Crick-Smiths".

  • Architectural paint research
  • Historic paint analysis
  • Mortar and render analysis
  • Historic wallpaper research and conservation
  • Historic interiors conservation incl. gilding
  • Cleaning, conservation and restoration of decorative surfaces and features

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