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.


CES Lighting and Electrical Engineers

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, England, Essex, Greater London, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent, Northern Ireland, Oxfordshire, Scotland, Surrey, Sussex, Wales

CES LLP is a family run business providing specialist services in: - Architectural lighting design, consultancy and installation - Sensitive electrical installation works - Routine electrical...


COE Stone Ltd

Shropshire, Wales, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire

Coe Stone can undertake undertake all aspects of traditional stonemasonry, from carving and fitting mullion windows to rebuilding a spire. We can design and create 'bespoke' pieces from new, or...

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Chapel Studio

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Chapel Studio Ltd specialises in the restoration and conservation of quality stained glass in historic buildings and churches.  

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Carthy Conservation Ltd

Greater London

Consultants and conservators of architectural detail, sculpture, stone, terracotta, plaster, mosaics, wood and gilding.


Boshers Ltd

Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire

Boshers provide a comprehensive range of building services from initial groundworks, underground services, concrete and steelworks, brickwork, flintwork and stonework, carpentry trades, plastering...

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BJN Roofing

Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Traditional Roofing Contractors established over 40 years and NFRC member. Sussex parts of Surrey and Kent. Slating, tiling, shingling, stone re-healing, leadwork. We carry out work to all types of...

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Bakers of Danbury Ltd

Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Greater London, Hertfordshire, Kent, Norfolk, Suffolk

Founded over 130 years ago, Bakers of Danbury Ltd is a highly respected traditional contractor that prides itself on attention to detail and the quality of the works carried out.


Aldridge Glass

Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland

Aldridge Glass is a well established stained glass studio based in the heart of Northamptonshire. Founded in 2005 by Rachael Aldridge to provide a complete expert stained glass service to homeowners, church committees and other public bodies. Aldridge Glass specialize in new commissions and in the restoration and repair of stained and leaded glass windows and doors for heritage and residential projects. Conditon Reports for ecclesiatical bodies can also be provided. As a stained glass designer/craftswoman each new commission is created in collaboration with the client, their specific requirements and each installations unique architectural environment. Restoration and repairs to panels in historic and listed buildings are completed with sensitivity and research along side in depth knowledge gained through over twenty years of hands on experience. I’m confident that I can fulfil all your stained glass requirements, from simple on site repairs to completing condition reports for ecclesiastical bodies. My work can be found in public and private buildings across Northamptonshire and further afield. The studio opens annually as a regular participant in Northants Open Studios.

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Nicholas Jacob Architects

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Architects specialising in community based projects and ecclesiastical and historic buildings. We are a highly motivated team producing designs which balance the conflicting requirements of brief,...

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J & J W Longbottom Ltd

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

A long-established (1919) ironfoundry, producing a wide range of cast iron gutters, pipes and fittings, rainwater hopper heads, ornamental grates, and various castings for drainage. 40 page...

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Graham Holland Associates

Cheshire, Lancashire, Shropshire, Wales

Graham Holland Associates is an established practice in the field of conservation, repair and re-use of historic buildings and of new work in historically sensitive areas. We are able to provide...

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Panthera Group Ltd

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

The Panthera Group is the leading provider to the construction industry for building site setup in the south east and home counties.  Only NSI accredited company approved to install scaffold alarms...