Reynolds Conservation Ltd is committed to the highest quality of work using the best materials available. We recognize the need to regularly revise our procedures and practices to keep up to date with changing technology and developments in the building conservation field.
We are committed to reducing the impact of our work on the environment. We adopt a responsible policy on the safe disposal of any hazardous waste, the recycling of materials and the reduction of waste.
We have an excellent health and safety record and we recognise that the welfare of our employees and the public is central to the success and reputation of our business.
Committed to safety training of all our employees including asbestos awareness, manual handling and working at height. All of Reynolds Conservation Ltd directors, project managers and site managers are SMSTS trained (Site Management Safety Training Scheme), a qualification recognised by the UK Health & Safety Executive.
Church buildings are of tremendous significance and value, both as places of worship and as places of great beauty and history, with the church often being the oldest building in a village or town. Reynolds Conservation has contributed to the preservation of many churches on numerous restoration schemes, both internally and externally, including re-ordering, extending and even replacing spires. We work with some of the most leading conservation architects in the UK.
Reynolds Conservation has bricklaying craftsmen who can undertake all traditional brickwork using a sympathetic and professional approach. Brickwork repairs and re-pointing are carried out so that they are in keeping with the existing work.
Our bricklayers are experienced in working with traditional gauged lime mortars and, in addition to what could be described as normal brickwork and re-pointing, have expertise in:
- Cut and struck brickwork
- Lime mortar & Hot Lime works
- Rubbed arch work
- Brick repairs and conservation of historic brickwork
- Sourcing and match existing materials
- Building walls in all the various bonds, including English, Flemish, herringbone bone and patterned.
- Round houses buildings
- Replicating intricate designs.
- Structural brickwork, bridges, dams.
Reynolds operatives are fully trained and approved installers of the Polyroof & Rubberbond flat roofing systems, and can offer necessary guarantees for works carried out.
The systems are economical replacements for less durable traditional flat roofing materials, and are also suitable for walkways, balconies and other roof structures whether flat or pitched.
Both Polyroof & Rubberbond have been chosen in many industries for their strength, appearance, water resistance, longevity and cost.
For more information please do not hesitate to contact us, and we can arrange to discuss your specific requirements and provide advice.
We are approved contractors of Resitrix roofing membrane material, we can provide a 25 year guarantee for using this system. The product comes in two colours light grey and dark grey, please feel free to call us for a test sample.
We are proud to be part of a traditional craft that spans centuries.
The current resurgence in the popularity of natural stone is giving rise to an increasing number of new and exciting developments that are benefiting from our traditional skills.
As well as our time served stonemasons we also have many employees that have joined us as apprentices and gained NVQ level 3 in stonemasonry at Bath College. All our operatives carry Heritage CSCS Gold cards. We have longstanding relationships with numerous quarries throughout the country enabling us to offer the widest range of materials to suit “our clients” needs. Be it matching existing masonry or new build schemes, our knowledgeable and skillful force of masons are committed to working to the highest standards
Here at Reynolds Conservation Ltd, we commit ourselves to helping our customers achieve their architectural vision by using the best materials for the job, and offering our expert advice.
Lead roofing is a traditional roofing method which has been used in the industry for hundreds of years, and is therefore proven to be extremely reliable. Lead roofing, and sand cast lead in particular, is ideal for old buildings such as churches or historical renovations, whereas milled lead roofing is a mass produced alternative, used for precision and accuracy in homes and commercial buildings alike.
Alternatively, machine cast lead offers a very similar finish to milled and can be more cost effective.
Benefits of Lead Roofs Lead has a long lifespan, is flexible, durable and corrosion-free. It is also highly effective as a sealant. Not only that, but it is recyclable and is considered one of the greenest building materials with a very low carbon footprint. There are various different types of lead roofing, such as milled, sand cast, and machine cast, making it highly versatile and suited to different buildings.
We use traditional techniques that have been handed down over centuries, in order to produce a 100% authentic finish.
We are based in Shropshire, which is known as ‘the Gateway to Wales’ and much of the countryside around us has fields with dry stone boundary walls. Many of the residential homes also incorporate dry stone walls into their landscape designs.
We assist professional design teams, local authorities, development companies, individual owners and custodians of historic property with expert reports, specifications, quantified schedules of work and specialist project management from inception to completion. We have experience of dealing with conservation bodies such as English Heritage, Cadw, The National Trust, and local authority conservation departments.
Conservation & Restoration professionals are recognising the benefits of using drone data as a convenient and affordable way to improve their estimating, designing, progress tracking and reporting.
Unlike modern cement-based products, lime-based materials let the building ‘breathe’ by allowing water to enter and leave walls freely, as outside weather conditions vary. Lime plasters and mortars used on historic buildings allow for some movement without cracking, which is essential in buildings which often do not have conventional foundations and damp proof course.
Here at Reynolds Conservation we are huge advocates of these traditional products and methods, essential for the correct repair and conservation of historical buildings and structures. We have an experienced team dedicated solely to lime, including pointing, rendering and mortar repairs.
Reynolds Conservation specialises in all aspects of stone cleaning, stone restoration and stone repairs.Stone cleaning is a complex process and we utilise state-of-the-art systems and methodologies to ensure the best possible results are achieved.
It is crucial that the correct method of cleaning is used depending on the type of stone, level of deterioration and nature of soiling. Therefore, we carry out initial trials and analysis prior to selecting the best method or combination to be used. These may include multiple nebulous water sprays for limestone facades, hot water vacuum for internal work, Thermatech and Vortech heritage cleaning systems, low pressure steam cleaning and poultice cleaning for delicate crafted areas and where water is not permissible.one restoration and stone repairs.
Roped access is a quick and safe method to reach the high up areas of historical buildings that are otherwise inaccessible. Easy set up enables a rapid response to emergency building restoration and conservation work. Buildings can also remain open and are not obscured by costly scaffolding.
All roped access work is carried out using ropes and soft tape slings, eliminating the possibility of any damage to the building’s decorative features. Reynolds conservation qualified staff are time served stonemasons and professional surveyors.
We also provide drone surveys across the UK.
Reynolds Conservation have been entrusted with restoring and renovating some of the area’s oldest and most beautiful Churches. We have also been privileged to have worked at Witley Court. Our Craftsmen are specialists in integrating modern methods into historic buildings and churches so that the finished work reflects the finest efforts of the original craftsmen, while ensuring that all modern building and safety requirements are met.
Often Reynolds Conservation provides the Principal Contracting and masonry service on projects in and around Shropshire with Reynolds Conservation Leadwork for the roofing repair, and Reynolds Conservation for the work on breathable materials and historic surfaces.
A highly-skilled team of experts who work on some of the UK's most important landmarks and historic tourist attractions.
Stone Technical Services Facilities Management division can manage, co-ordinate and complete a range of repair and maintenance projects.
Whether you require specialist cleaning, concrete repairs, emergency make-safe repairs, roofing maintenance, general decorating services, high level window cleaning or a bespoke maintenance project, our highly-accredited experts are on hand to offer help and advice.
Reynolds Conservation has a highly skilled team of joinery and carpentry specialists who have worked on a wide range of timber conservation projects, as well as being capable of producing outstanding new work in historic settings.
The majority of our work is to timber-frame buildings, historic roof structures and ornamental timber work such as rood screens, paneling and pews as part of church reordering works.
Our portfolio of the projects we have completed will give you a good overview of our capabilities. to timber-frame buildings, historic roof structures and ornamental timber work such as panelling & oak work beams.