Specialist restoration for nearly four decades.
Shepley became established as a specialist restoration and conservation contractor in 1985 upon completion of a major iron project on the Grade 1 listed Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane, London.
Since then we have been engaged as the specialist contractor on numerous large high profile restoration projects, from London St Pancras to the Houses of Parliament.
Our restoration service.
We have made significant investments in the specialist resources which are essential to deal with the unique challenges within this sector and this includes the promotion of trainees through the various key craft skills. We have also made significant investments in our facilities which are capable of dealing with all aspects of the work from the initial cleaning processes, through the various restoration tasks to the application of a range of protective coatings. In all cases our approach is carefully considered to provide a sympathetic solution which can involve a blend of conventional craft skills along with technologies which help us protect the historic fabric.
Structural Restoration and Conservation.
We have an extremely experienced and appropriately qualified restoration team supported by large facilities which can accommodate all aspects of the restoration operations. Although we rely heavily on traditional craft techniques during the execution of work, we have also embraced sophisticated survey and recording technologies which are now embedded in our management of these historically significant projects.
Glass House Restoration.
Shepley are the UK’s largest and leading faithful restorers of iron glasshouses, with our first major commission being the sensitive restoration of Richard Turner’s Curvilinear Range in Dublin which we completed in 1993. Regarded as the most important nineteenth century glasshouse in Europe, this was a very challenging project during which the house was completely dismantled before faithful restoration and reinstatement. The work involved over 11km of wrought iron glazing bar, 8500 panes of glass and a range of intricate structural castings. The project was a major success thanks to our extremely experienced and qualified restoration team.