Tan y Coed, Llynclys,
Oswestry, Shropshire
SY10 8LJ
Tel. 01691 830099
Email. [email protected]

Building Conservation

Conservation, conversion & intervention

Ancient buildings unlock our past. We don't just mean great events or famous people, but also the mysteries of ancient crafts and sensibilities. In modern times it's easier to overlook the wonders right in front of us, which is why conservation is important and requires a deep understanding of the building's fabric and the traditional techniques and materials needed to conserve it.

At the same time, heritage officials are coming round to the idea that you can't always just freeze the past, that historic buildings should be used in a way that makes sense today. This opens up exciting opportunities for sensitive conversions and changes of use that extend the life and use of such buildings. We have wide experience of both conservation and conversion.

We undertake urgent interventions, as well. Heritage properties are complex and delicate systems. When trouble hits one part, the knock-on effects can escalate quickly. But owners and custodians should avoid the temptation for a quick fix that undermines an asset's historical integrity. Reversing that later can be difficult and costly. Our success in this area of work stems from our understanding of heritage structures, how they were made and how they behave.

Listed, town-centre premises, Basingstoke, Hampshire

Listed, town-centre premises, Basingstoke, Hampshire
  • Client: Johnsons Dry Cleaners Chain
  • Architect: Steven Knott, Ferrier Partnership, Cardiff
  • Project Value: £36K
  • Role: Main Contractor
This challenging project, involved emergency repairs to save a listed, town-centre premises from collapsing. 

Old Lawns Farmhouse, Shropshire

Old Lawns Farmhouse, Shropshire
  • Client: Private Client
  • Architect: Peter Napier & Co, Shrewsbury
  • Role: Main Contractor
This project lead to the transformation of an 18th Century farmhouse set in the glorious Shropshire Hills. Our case study is enhanced by the clients own day to day "live" blog - oldlawnsrenovate.blogspot.com - a real insight on the project from the client's perspective.

Preaching Cross, St. Mary's Church, Burford

Preaching Cross, St. Mary's Church, Burford
  • Client: PCC of St Mary's Church
  • Architect: Richard Lamb, Hook Mason Ltd, Hereford
  • Project Value: £8K
  • Role: Main Contractor
This rare 14th Century preaching cross with its ornate carving could have toppled at any moment. We were delighted to be able to secure its future. 
  • Roofing
  • Planned Maintenance
  • Structural Repairs
  • Plastering
  • Lead Work
  • Masonry
  • Decorating


Phillips & Curry Ltd have a wealth of experience in all aspects of masonry. We have a team that is dedicated to producing high quality work which complements our other skilled trades.


A natural, renewable resource with a vast array of applications in structures old and new, timber remains the queen of heritage building materials. We believe in using quality, locally-sourced timber which, in the hands of experienced craftspeople, ensures beauty, functionality and durability.


Roofing has always been the mainstay of our business. Mike Curry has over 30 years experience in the trade and is recognised as a leading authority on stone roofing.

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