What defines caring for our heritage?
Caring for our heritage requires a multi-faceted approach, the main principles consist of conservation, restoration, repair and maintenance.
Conservation ~ preserving the current condition of an object or building.
Restoration ~ bringing an object or building back to a previously more acceptable condition or standard.
Repair ~ making good a damaged aspect or component part of an object or building in order to return its functional purpose.
Maintenance ~ actively preventing degradation or reduction in condition.
Our master craftsmen have a diverse skillset and the ability to make full use of these basic principles ensuring sound judgement, ethical use of their skills and a clear understanding of how to blend all four elements to great effect .
Moreover, Wheathills has a wealth of experience in advising on conservation matters and a proven track record of working with institutions such as the National Trust and English Heritage, various councils and high profile private clients.
Our craftspeople adhere to professional conduct and ethical guide lines and embrace training and forever learning in their chosen profession.