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.

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.


Scorer Hawkins Architects

Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland

Scorer Hawkins Architects are a RIBA Chartered Practice based in Lincolnshire, specialising in the design and conservation of buildings in historic settings.


Maximilian A. Shapiro

England, Scotland, Wales

Artist in plaster and mouldmaker, working with 3D printing, composite sculpture and plaster carving.


Timsbury Clocks


Restorers and conservators of Turret Clocks with 40 years experience.


Wilkinson Ltd

England, Kent, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Royal Warrant holding Family Business with over 75 years experience restoring some of the countries finest chandeliers and manufacturing faithful reproductions.


Core Conservation Ltd

England, Scotland, Wales

Core Conservation is a team of specialist surveyors and engineers dedicated to diagnosing and resolving unique issues found in old and listed buildings.


St. Ann's Gate Architects Ltd

Berkshire, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Sussex, Wiltshire

A team of highly skilled conservation accredited architects, specialising in the conservation, repair and creative new design within churches, cathedrals and buidings of historic significance. Through strategic client collaboration and creative, sustanable design we bring architectural excellence to projects with a tailor-made approach.


Allen Organ Studios

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Allen Organs have been supplying the finest craftmanship in digital organs for over 50 years. We can design and build an organ to suit any space and any budget. We provide a personalised service for every customer. We guarantee all our new instruments for 10 years and we can provide parts and service for all the organs we have ever built. Call us today with your requirements.


Cavendish deVere

Greater London

Cavendish deVere provides flooring products and flooring services. Wooden floors, carpet tiles, hard floors, safety floors, LVT floors, carpets and carpet stair runners. Supply UK wide, fit in London M25.


Historic Building Advisory Service


The Historic Building Advisory Service is a specialist consultancy and chartered building surveyors providing advice and assistance on all aspects of historic buildings, man-made structures and landscapes dating from before 1945 ranging from iron-age forts through medieval churches and Georgian houses to 19th C factories and art deco flats. We provide technical advice, condition surveys, heritage impact assessments, repair specifications, re-use and redevelopment appraisals, design and planning assistance, party wall matters and archaeological recording and investigation. Working with the built environment across the UK and Europe our clients include building owners and managers, construction and property professionals, local and national organisations and government.


WooWoo Waterless Toilets


WooWoo Toilets provide off-grid, effective, compost toilets for Heritage Sites and Specialist areas where plumbing is simply not an option. Fully contained systems, with no chemicals, no plumbing requirements and no need to pump out. Harnessing the power of the wind and the sun to operate effectively. Trusted and loved by Churches, Heritage Sites, Conservation Charities and Local Authorities across the UK. Simple install, 2-3 days. Permanent Solution for UK Parishes.


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.