Who We Are​

We are professional Heritage craftsmen.

We are professional craftsmen who work on heritage and listed buildings across Yorkshire. We follow the S.P.A.B approach to all repair work meaning we only carry out repairs where absolutely necessary using like for like materials with the relevant skill set to complete work to the highest standard. We are very passionate about what we do and we feel this shows across all the services we offer.

Our Team

Nigel Copsey

Nigel has worked extensively as a consultant and practitioner in the field of building conservation and repair in North Yorkshire upon a wide range of vernacular and high status buildings. He has also contributed towards several volumes of the practical conservation series published by historic England. 

A research associate of the department of archaeology, York University, Nigel Regularly delivers hot mixed earth and lime Mortars and traditional skills training and leads the practical skills module for MA conservation studies. Nigel has a BA(Hons) political science from the university of York and a PGDip in building conservation from Bournemouth university.



Years Of Experience

We are experts in our field with years of experience, Nigel began his career as a craftsman in 1982.

Our Team

Lee Gillard

Lee started out as a qualified Bricklayer to then go on to starting his own company Gillards building services. After his reputation led him to gaining work on older Buildings he found his passion for conservation. This then led him on to training at the Scottish Lime Centre for the use of historic mortars and traditional masonry repairs working towards a level 3 SVQ in masonry conservation. He has since then been mentored by Nigel on the use of hot Lime mortars … From this he is working towards achieving a fellowship with the society of protection of ancient buildings. Both committed S.P.A.B supporters and members we believe it is important to maintain the original fabric of your building.

Our Projects

Our Customers Reviews

5 Star Google Reviews

We come highly recommended across North and West Yorkshire and provide a range of services including traditional skills training, masonry repair services, render removal, brickwork, stonework, lintel replacement, stone face repairs and all aspects of lime pointing.

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