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Services

Surveys & consultancy

Hirst conservation act as consultants on many prestigious projects. We undertake detailed condition assessments, which often include environmental monitoring, moisture and salt profiling and materials analysis. Read more

Traditional plasterwork

The recording, investigation, analysis, stabilisation of historic plasterwork; as well as ceiling stabilisation, traditional lime plastering, rendering and stuccowork. . Read more

Stone, terracotta & other building surfaces

The analysis, repair and cleaning of all types of stone objects ranging from intricate stone carving and sculpture to architectural masonry in materials such as marble, alabaster and limestone. Read more

Wall paintings

The recording, analysis and conservation of wallpaintings from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, in various techniques from ‘true frescos’ to oil paintings executed on plaster. Read more

Easel paintings

The conservation and restoration of paintings in an oil, acrylic or tempera medium, on canvas, wood or metal supports. Read more

Architectural paint research

Architectural paint research is a fascinating field; using archival data and the physical evidence of decoration, skilled interpretation can provide an illustrated history of a building. Read more

Sculpture & monuments

The conservation of sculpture and monuments, ranging from large scale monuments and statues to small memorial plaques. Read more

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Decoration & gilding

Hirst Conservation specialises in the surveying and treatment of decorative and figurative gilded and painted surfaces found in historic buildings. Read more