Specialist Skills Directory

A directory of specialist crafts people working to preserve the nation's heritage buildings.

Whether you need a blacksmith or a embroiderer, a steeplejack or a stained glass restorer, look first in our Specialist Skills Directory - you should be able to find the right person for the job. Anything from a leaking roof or stained glass that needs repairing, to new toilet facilities that need installing, to IT support and fundraising consultants.

Read the stories of the skilled craftspeople who work with historic buildings on our blog

The use of trade, firm or business names in the Specialist Skills Directory is for the information and convenience of the reader. Such use does not constitute an endorsement or approval by the National Churches Trust of any product or service to the exclusion of others that may be suitable.


Ion Glass Ltd


Experts in bespoke structural glass, we design, engineer, manufacturer and install glass for ecclesiastical and heritage projects - including glass screens, doors, porches, glass linkways and corridors, balustrades, floor panels and custom-made glass structures. Our scope of work ranges from cathedrals to small village churches - with an experienced team who will work closely with you throughout your project to ensure the best possible result.


Clive Rogers Oriental Rugs


Carpets, textiles, tapestries, flatweaves. Support services include conservation, cleaning, valuation, expert consultancy. Bespoke design new handknotted carpets made using sustainable materials & ethical practices. CROR operates from Stroud with Istanbul outreach and London premises by appointment.




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Rapid Ramp

England, Scotland, Wales

Rapid Ramp is a leading manufacturer of modular wheelchair ramps and steps in the United Kingdom, who consistently collaborate with churches across Britain to provide and install safe and durable access, both on a temporary and permanent basis. Previous success stories include St Paul’s Cathedral, Lincoln Cathedral, St Mary’s Llanvair Discoed Church and St James's Church.


Stockills Ltd


Stockills are a small, family run, general building contractor, with our own Joiners Shop, specializing in traditional building and bespoke joinery works. In recent times we have carried out a number of Church Re-Orders, along with fitted oak furniture and screens, in the Scarborough, North Yorkshire area.


A.B Gilding

Berkshire, Devon, Dorset, England, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex, Wiltshire

Specialist gilding service covering a broad range of works both externally and internally. Glass gilding, oil gilding and water gilding both new and restorative. Located in The New Forest, Hampshire covering all areas of the UK.


The Victorian Flooring Company Ltd


The Artisans in Victorian and Church Floors. Design, Installation, Maintenance and Repairs. Encaustic, Mosaic and Reclaimed Tile Specialists


TH Developments UK Ltd


At TH Developments UK Ltd, we welcome the chance to work with you on your home renovation projects. With dedicated EMPLOYED teams that help create your luxury Kitchen, Bathroom, Bedroom or building project that you have always dreamt of. We offer a full 360 service, starting with a home survey followed by a design consultation to completion of the project.


Newton Forge

Dorset, England, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Wales

Top 3 Blacksmith's in the country. Our ornate metalwork can be seen across numerous places of worship, we've also had the pleasure and privilege to have worked for the most prestigious and regal of clients over a number of years. Our experience and expertise is second to none. • CAST IRON GATES • RAILINGS & FENCING • HANDRAILS & STAIRCASES • CHOIR FRONTAGES • CHURCH ENTRANCES & SCREENS • FURNITURE & ORNAMENTS


Shelley Signs Ltd

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Shelley Signs design and produce a range of Church welcome & entrance signs, notice boards, plaques and interpretation panels. A wide variety of materials and design styles are available for both heritage and more contemporary environments.


Flash-Over LTD

Derbyshire, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Leicestershire, Merseyside, Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire

With over 30 years combined experience within the Lightning Protection industry Flash-Over LTD are here to provide a reliable, personal and cost effective service from Design and Installation of systems to Annual Test and Inspection. Based in the Midlands, we are able to provide a quality service anywhere in the U.K, from John O'Groats to Lands End, and everything in between.