Heritage Building Specialists in

We follow the S.P.A.B approach to
all repair work.

2 x Award Winners

The Yorkshire Lime Company is an award-winning team of skilled craftsmen specialising in the restoration of heritage and traditional buildings using only locally sourced and often recycled all-natural materials throughout Yorkshire. Adhering to the S.P.A.B approach, the company prioritises necessary repairs, utilising like-for-like local materials and relevant expertise to achieve the highest standards in their work. Their passion for the craft is evident in the dedication that they bring to all their services. Formerly operating as Gillard’s Building Services, they won the Corporate Live Wire Yorkshire Prestige Award for Building Company of the Year (2020-22). Building upon the momentum of their success and reputation, the company transitioned to focus exclusively on showcasing their craftsmanship on heritage buildings, undergoing a rebranding to underscore their commitment to this important sector.

Conservation Studies

Nigel is a consultant, adviser, and trainer who works with the team here at the Yorkshire Lime Company. Starting out as a dry-stone waller in Cornwall, Nigel trained after 1989 as stonemason and carver at Weymouth College, working largely thereafter in the conservation industry across the south and south-west of England, and regularly after 1999 in Vermont, USA, and Granada, Andalusia. Nigel often delivers hot mixed earth and lime mortar seminars and traditional skills training. Nigel's wealth of knowledge and experience makes him an invaluable asset to the heritage preservation community. His work helps ensure that our heritage buildings are preserved for future generations. Nigel is a very important voice in the fight to protect our historic buildings in the UK, and his work is vital to ensuring that these irreplaceable treasures are passed down to future generations.

Yorkshires Heritage Building Specialists

When you think of preserving a historic building, what comes to mind? For many people, first, think of maintaining the property’s appearance. While this is undoubtedly important, it is only one aspect of preserving a historic building. To ensure that a historic building can continue to be used for its intended purpose, it is also necessary to maintain its functionality.
One way to do this is to use hot lime mortar in traditional construction. This type of mortar has been used for centuries and has proven to be an effective method for preserving historic buildings. Hot lime mortar helps to prevent water damage, provides better support for load-bearing walls, and creates a stronger bond between bricks and stones. As a result, it is an essential part of preserving any Heritage building.

on top of the roof at York Minster
Up on the scaffolding at York Minster

Heritage buildings are essential to our history and culture and must be preserved for future generations. At The Yorkshire Lime Company, we specialise in repairing and conserving traditional masonry structures. Our team of skilled craftsmen are experienced in working with historic buildings, and we are committed to carrying out repairs to the highest standard. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and are dedicated to providing a professional service that meets the individual needs of our clients. If you want to learn more about our services or need assistance with preserving a heritage building, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Please note: The Yorkshire Lime Company presently not offering courses as we are looking for appropriate training premises for future workshops and training days. Please fill in our contact form if you would like to submit an expression of interest and we will add you to our list. Many thanks for your understanding!

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