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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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,...

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Lime Cymru


With over 30 years experience in the construction industry, Lime Cymru provide a wide range of services including lime pointing, lime rendering and lime wash. We have an extensive background in...

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Constructive Actions LTD

Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland

A Property maintenance and risk assessment firm experienced with working with all grades of listed and unlisted places of worship. The firm is run by a Christian Management team who have particular...


Precision Glass Ltd

Greater London, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, Sussex

At Precision Glass, we emphasise our ability to create frameless glass solutions for ecclesiastical, heritage and conservation projects. Whether you are looking to partition an existing large area to...

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Hall Conservation Ltd

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Hall Conservation Ltd is an integrated team of highly skilled and knowledgeable conservators. Hall Conservation Ltd provides the highest quality professional conservation and restoration in sculpture...

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Lead It Be Ltd

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Greater London, Hampshire, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Sussex

info@leaditbe.co.uk, 077481851977. Heritage leadwork and roofing Specialist. Central London all areas of the southeast. Historical roofing methods used, Commercial and domestic projects. Fully...

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Ablemarsh Safety Consultants

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

We provide a full range of Health and Safety services, including Fire Risk Assessments, General Risk Assessments (Audit) and a Competent Person Service.  

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Universal Stone Limited

Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Greater London, Hertfordshire, Kent, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex

Providers of high end specialist construction and restoration services for ecclesiastical buildings. USL’s construction services cover all forms of heritage and church conservation and restoration.


benjamin + beauchamp architects

Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire

b2 architects specialise in the repair and conservation of churches and working with PCC to deliver their projects. The practice is actively involved with church re-ordering projects which vary in...

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Gillett & Johnston (Croydon) Ltd

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Gillett & Johnston has been manufacturing, installing and servicing clocks of all types for clients around the world since 1844. Our commissions can be seen in landmark sites worldwide and in...