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Joinery & timber



At Hirst Conservation we are able to offer the whole range of joinery services to include restoration and conservation, as well as the manufacture of bespoke doors, windows, staircases, panelling,  furniture and structural and non structural timber repairs.  We can undertake carving and veneering works as well as the restoration of fire damaged timber.

We can also provide detailed condition reports, CAD drawings and treatment reports.  Related works may include analysis of defect and coatings to inform treatment or more detailed paint research of polychrome.

Some of our projects include:

    • St Mark’s Church, North Audley Street, London: Specialist repairs to architectural joinery, fittings and furniture, including Jacobean timber screen, font cover, balustrading, doors, windows, wall panelling and skirting.
    • St Michael & All Angels’ Church, Newburn: Conservation and restoration of the church furniture and other timber elements, involving cleaning of fire damage, integration of timber finishes, replacement of losses and structural repair;
    • Leeds Grand Theatre: Cleaning and restoration of a 19th century timber polychrome and gilded ceiling, including condition survey and architectural paint research to determine the appropriate conservation strategy and replacement of lost timber;
    • St Mary Magdalene Church, Whatlington: Cleaning of fire-damaged objects within the church utilising appropriate methods and materials to remove the thick soot deposits whilst ensuring the timber beneath was not adversely affected;
    • St Mary’s Church, Nantwich: Detailed condition survey of the ornate medieval timber choir stalls, including moisture profiling and environmental recording and provision of recommendations for treatment;
    • Highgate School Chapel, London: Sympathetic cleaning and refinishing of the wall linings, panelled screens, pews, choir stalls, pulpit and altar.