Building conservation

We protect historic buildings and buildings in the wider landscape. Our team works hard to ensure they are preserved for ever, for everyone using traditional conservation techniques

Roof renovation project at Castle Drogo, Devon
A design concept for the restoration, reimagining and rebuilding of Clandon Park

Architect appointed to rebuild Clandon Park 

Allies and Morrison, a multi award-winning architecture and urban planning practice, have been chosen to help us restore, rebuild and reimagine Clandon Park. They were the unanimous choice of the jury following the international design competition that attracted some of the world’s leading designers.

National Trust building surveyors on the scaffold at Lindisfarne

Looking after Lindisfarne

Lindisfarne Castle is in need of some major TLC. Which is not surprising when you consider the battering it takes from wind, rain and salt. The major conservation project now underway means that the castle is closed from 31 October 2016 to April 2018.

Conservators Judy Wetherall and Pete Jenkins retouching one of eight gilded sconces in the new Conservation Studio

Faded magnificence: Rescuing Knole and its collections from decay 

Discover more about our work to save Knole in Kent from centuries of damp and decay. Curator Emma Slocombe explores the project as its state-of-the-art Conservation Studio opens to the public.

The Stable block roof during the project

9 of our most ambitious conservation projects 

Our special places need a lot of looking after. Read more about nine of our most ambitious conservation and restoration projects.

A view of half-timbered cottages with gardens, at Ightham Mote, Kent

Our biggest conservation project to date 

It's rare for a conservation project to take 15 years. Which is why the work we carried out at Ightham Mote in Kent is often called our biggest conservation project to date.

The Vyne rooftop walkway during a £5.4 million restoration project

Design guides 

Our comprehensive guides detail some of the projects we've completed at our places from bird hides and micro-breweries to farm cottages and visitor centres.

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Thanks to your membership we're able to protect special places for ever, for everyone