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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

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

Architectural Services

We offer a holistic approach to the challenges presented by historic buildings, providing architectural services led by our conservation architect supported by specialist conservatorsRead more 

Stone, terracotta & other building surfaces

The analysis, repair and cleaning of all types of stone, terracotta, architectural ceramics and building facades. 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

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

Decoration & gilding

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

Sculpture & monuments

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


Joinery & timber

We are able to offer the full range of joinery and timber services, from condition assessment and conservation to manufacture of bespoke joinery. Read more

Nanolime Products

Hirst Conservation are the UK distributers of Nanolime products for the conservation of stone, mortar and plaster from IBZ – Salzchemie GmbH & Co. KG. Read more