Materials and Equipment
For over 25 years Conservation Resources UK Ltd has
proudly delivered the highest quality conservation and archival storage
materials to major institutions, dedicated to preserving cultural and
historical artifacts worldwide.
Hanwell Instruments specialises in environmental
monitoring and control devices. Hirst Conservation is an official
distributor of Hanwell equipment. We can offer advice on, and
specifications for, the most appropriate form/s of Hanwell monitoring to
suit your needs, and provide an equipment installation service.
Preservation Equipment Ltd has a trusted reputation
that is recognised by major institutions worldwide. The Company is built
on providing quality products at the best prices with large stock levels
(the highest in Europe) to enable prompt delivery, good service and earn
its reputation as the market leader. PEL brand name products have been
developed with assistance from professional conservators, librarians,
curators and archivists. The PEL brand is only used when the product is
of the highest standard and manufactured to the exact specification.
For over 165 years Wrights of Lymm and C.F.Stonehouse
& Sons have been manufacturing gold leaf from 24 ct – 12 ct to highest
quality and at competitive prices.
Organisations & Publications
The Brooking Collection is a uniquely comprehensive
collection of architectural details from the last five centuries,
including windows, doors, fanlights, staircase sections, boot-scrapers,
rainwater heads and an unrivalled collection of wooden mouldings.
The Collection exists to promote historically accurate
building restoration by providing original features for public
reference. Details of 7,000 items are held on a computerised catalogue.
These pages list over 1,000 essential contacts for all
your conservation requirements, mainly in the United Kingdom.
The Building Limes Forum exists to encourage expertise
and understanding in the appropriate use of building limes and education
in the standards of production, preparation, application and after-care.
Church Buildings Council (CBC; formerly the Council for the Care of
Churches), Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England (CFCE) Church
Buildings Council & Cathedral and Church Buildings Division (CCB)
The Cathedral and Church Buildings Division (CCB) is
responsible for national policy on the Church of England's buildings
which are used for worship. The staff of the CCB serve the Church
Buildings Council (CBC; formerly the Council for the Care of Churches)
and the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England (CFCE) and support the
work of the Archbishops' Council in relation to cathedral and church
The Conservation Register provides information on the
business's of accredited conservator-restorers in the UK and Ireland.
English Heritage exists to protect and promote
England's spectacular historic environment and ensure that its past is
researched and understood.
The Georgian Group is the national charity dedicated
to preserving Georgian buildings and gardens.
The Historic Chapels Trust (HCT) was established in
1993 to take into ownership redundant chapels and other places of
worship in England which are of outstanding architectural and historic
interest. The object is to secure their preservation, repair and
maintenance for public benefit, including contents, burial grounds and
Icon is the lead voice for the conservation of
cultural heritage in the UK. As a charity, Icon is committed to public
benefit through promoting public understanding of and access to all the
diverse elements of cultural heritage.
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic
The International Institute for Conservation of
Historic and Artistic Works has been promoting the knowledge, materials
and working standards needed to protect and preserve historic and
artistic works throughout the world for more than fifty years.
As the leading authority in its field, the
international Journal of Architectural Conservation provides invaluable
guidance on policy, practice and technical developments. Encouraging
debate on a broad variety of conservation issues, this peer reviewed
Journal with its high academic and professional standards fulfils its
ambition to illuminate, question and inform.
The Society that stimulates public interest in
architecture and good buildings of all periods and encourages the
craftsmanship needed to create and preserve this excellence.
The National Churches Trust is a national, non-profit
organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting places of worship
used by Christian denominations throughout the UK. The Trust promotes
the use of these buildings by congregations and the wider community –
underlying their importance to society. The Trust advocates the
conservation of places of worship of historic value for the use and
enjoyment of future generations.
For over 250 years the Royal Society for the
encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) has been a cradle
of enlightenment thinking and a force for social progress. Our approach
is multi-disciplinary, politically independent and combines cutting edge
research and policy development with practical action.
Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
was founded by William Morris in 1877 to counteract the highly
destructive 'restoration' of medieval buildings being practised by many
Victorian architects. Today it is the largest, oldest and most
technically expert national pressure group fighting to save old
buildings from decay, demolition and damage.
Stone Federation is the official trade association for
the natural stone industry. The Federation co-ordinates all aspects of
the industry and provides specifiers and users with a first point of
contact for information, advice and guidance in sourcing an appropriate
material and a reliable service.
The Theatres Trust is the National Advisory Public
Body for Theatres, protecting theatres for everyone.
The Traditional Paint Forum (TPF) was set up in 1994
as a membership forum for discussing and promoting a better
understanding and appreciation of traditional paint.
The Victorian Society is the champion for Victorian
and Edwardian buildings in England and Wales.
War Memorials Trust works for the protection and
conservation of war memorials in the UK. We provide advice and
information to anyone as well as running grant schemes for the repair
and conservation of war memorials.