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.

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Lincoln Conservation

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Specialists in the conservation and restoration of the interior and exterior features of listed and historic buildings, historic artefacts, easel paintings and historic paint analysis.

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Irving Patrick Consulting Ltd

England, Scotland, Wales

Heritage Consultants: Fundraising and Income Generation; Audience and Stakeholder Development; Business Planning; Project Development and Delivery; Heritage Statements; Organisational and Project Support


Harrison Flagpoles

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Harrison Flagpoles are the UK specialists in flags, flagpoles and banner pole solutions for churches, homes, businesses and public spaces. Our quality products adorn some of the most prestigious...

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Cunningham Stone Contracts Limited


We are based in Saintfield Northern Ireland, our company takes a project from start to completion, we offer a design, supply and fitting service. We specialise in Natural Stone Masonry, Restoration...

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Merrin Joinery

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Merrin Joinery specialises in producing bespoke joinery for historic, ecclesiastical & listed buildings. From our workshop near Sherwood Forest we make all types of windows, doors sets,...

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The Architect Studio Ltd

Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk

The Architect Studio is based in Cambridgeshire, founded by Patricia Forero-Senior, who has more than 20 years of experience in building conservation. Patricia is an accredited conservation architect...


Holy Well Glass

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Leading independent Stained Glass Conservation studio, by Royal Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen  

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McGregor Bowes

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

McGregor Bowes was established in 2010 by Chris Bowes with a commitment to conserving architecture and design quality. Chris has accreditation at the highest level from both the Royal Incorporation...

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Alpha Furnishings Ltd


For over 20 years Alpha Furnishings has been supplying quality, yet affordable furniture into churches around the UK. Free sample trial service available. Tables, staging and pew cushions also...

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C.Burgess, Lime Plasterers, Lancashire Ltd


Traditional plasterwork using traditional materials and techniques. Lath and plaster, ceilings, walls, lime pointing, decorative plasterwork, cornice. In situ and fibrous. Whitewash and coloured lime...

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Watts and Co. Ltd

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Established in 1874, Watts & Company is the world’s finest ecclesiastical church furnishing business. We specialise in all types of church restoration projects including altar frontals, banners,...