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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Make Wood Good Ltd

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

We supply specialist epoxy resins for the repair and restoration of rotten timber and for fabrication and protection of new timber. Clear Penetrating Epoxy Sealer(Smiths CPES) was invented to restore...

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Apex Access Group

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Working at height rope access specialist Using abseiling techniques apex access group can complete all your historic building maintenance requirements in a quick, cost effective and non obtrusive...

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Ecological Building Systems

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Our ethos at Ecological Building Systems is to achieve 'Better Building' by adopting a 'Fabric First' approach to design, with the use of more natural materials to optimise building performance and...

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The Morton Partnership Ltd

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

The Morton Partnership is a nationally renowned company of Consulting Structural Engineers recognised for our innovative low intervention and cost effective solutions related to all types of...

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Lightning Protection Services

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Historic building specialists is all aspects of lightning protection, steeplejacks and rope access services. A full national UK service through our regional offices. We're here to help - if you need...

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Lighting Dynamics UK

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Lighting Dynamics UK is dedicated to providing a creative independent lighting design, manufacture and supply service for both the interior and exterior illumination of Churches, across all Christian...

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Baart Harries Newall - Midlands

Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Wales, West Midlands

Baart Harries Newall are architects widely experienced in work to new and historic churches. We work collaboratively with PCC's and church groups to provide a bespoke service which fulfills the needs...

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Richard Soan Roofing Services

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Sussex

Established in 1988, Richard Soan Roofing Services is a family owned professional Roofing Contractor serving the South East of the United Kingdom. We undertake Residential, Commercial and Industrial...

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Midland Conservation Ltd

Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, West Midlands

Midland Conservation Ltd are establishing an enviable reputation as a traditional building company of the highest standard across the Central region. We have a wealth of experience and a reputation...

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W L West & Sons Ltd

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

W L West & Sons Ltd are family owned Timber Merchants established in 1865. Specialising in the Hardwood sector we have extensive experience in many national restoration projects, from specialist...

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Janie Lightfoot Textiles LLP

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Janie Lightfoot has been running her textile conservation and restoration studio for over 35 years. Janie is an accredited conservator and has worked extensively in the public and private sector,...

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Martin Donlin Limited

England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales

Martin Donlin is a Contemporary Architectural Glass Artist working on large scale site specific artworks both sacred and secular, he has designed, fabricated and project managed a large number of...