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.


DR Nolans & Co Ltd

England, Scotland, Wales

D.R. Nolans & Co Ltd are professional Quantity Surveyors with a long experience in all types of new build projects, alteration and repair projects and, for many years, conservation of important historic buildings. We have been privileged to work with such organisations as the National Trust, Historic England, preservation trusts, churches, cathedrals, museums and many private clients. Furthermore, we are fortunate to work with some of the best architectural practices in the country. Our staff are highly experienced and driven to achieve the best possible outcome for each project.


Dream Heritage CIC


Dream Heritage is a community interest company set up for the purpose of joining communities with their local heritage assets, many of them churches as these are often the most significant and often un cared for structures in the locality. It's personnel have skills encompassing archaeology, building maintenance of the external fabric, and in managing projects to expand the use of a site or building and so give it renewed purpose, with facilities to satisfy these expanded uses. We are a small business with a broad range of skills and a flexible cost structure to ensure that we are able to help in most circumstances.


Clancy Consulting Limited

England, Scotland

A specialist engineering consultancy, with CARE accredited civil and structural engineers, skilled in the careful conservation and sensible refurbishment and transformation of historic buildings and architectural heritage throughout the country.


Orchard Fundraising

City of Bristol, Cornwall, England, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Isle of Wight, Lincolnshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Surrey, Sussex, Wales, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire

An award-winning consultancy with a track record of raising funds for church and Christian organisations. We combine strategic experience with a hands-on, honest approach to deliver results. Whether your project is a capital build or you need revenue for social justice and community projects, our expertise in securing grant funding, major donor philanthropy, legacy giving and congregational engagement will support your success.

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Midland Lime Plasterwork Ltd

Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, West Midlands

Founded in 2019, Midland Lime Plasterwork Ltd was assembled using highly skilled craftsman who were all formerly of Trumpers, Birminghams oldest traditional plastering company.

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Lewis & Lewis

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Specialists in church statue restoration.

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Adams Napier Partnership


Adams Napier Partnership has the largest number of RICS Accredited Historic Building Professionals in Scotland and specialises in building conservation, providing a full range of heritage consultancy services including condition surveys, quinquennial inspections, contract administration, project management, defects analysis, historic plasterwork assessment, lime and masonry consultancy, planned preventative maintenance, conservation planning, fire risk assessment and CDM Regulations compliance.

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G/S Plastering and Tiling

Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk

Specialists in traditional lime plastering, lime render, pargeting, and flint repair and repointing using lime mortar. Other services include modern plaster, cement render and tiling.

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CDL Steeplejacks


Heritage works is at the core of C.D.L steeplejacks skill set with many projects being taken on in the heritage sector by our dedicated team.

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Mongoose Stained Glass Ltd

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Specialist stained glass restorers for heritage buildings.

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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