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

Visiting building works at Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire
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.

Close view of two contractors from Linford repointing a wall of the stable block at Hardwick Hall, Derbyshire

Building 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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