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.


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


The Architect Studio Ltd

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

If you wonder about everyday maintenance tasks needed to keep your church building in good condition, frequency of building inspections for potential issues or damage, steps to prevent vandalism or theft, or how to implement eco-friendly practices, then please get in touch to discuss how The Architect Studio can assist you. At The Architect Studio, we understand the financial and time concerns imposed on PCCs. We work with you to help you look after your church building to continue serving your congregation and the local community. Patricia Forero-Senior is the founder-director of The Architect Studio. She is an accredited conservation architect (AABC) and inspecting architect for the Diocese of Chelmsford, St Albans, St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. She has successfully delivered many large and small projects involving major repair works and refurbishments, usually through grant funding. We look forward to hearing from you!

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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...