Restoring, conserving and repairing our historic buildings

Beard is one of just a handful of construction companies with the in-house expertise and highly specialist traditional skills, craftsmanship and technical know-how required for the restoration, repair and refurbishment of historic and listed buildings.

From the ancient and scholarly Oxford Colleges to some of the nation’s most well-known and iconic historic buildings, Beard has a leading reputation for its sensitive approach and high quality, low-impact building restoration and renovation work in the heritage sector. Old and fragile structures demand special care, so whether we are converting a 500 year-old barn or restoring the fabric of a Gothic Cathedral, we take an extremely detailed, planned and collaborative approach to the work involved.

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“The best thing about working with Beard was that their team, who were working in the heart of the Museum, were so totally sympathetic to our needs during restoration. They built hoardings in such a way that no dust got from the actual works into the remainder of the Museum and always confirmed with our conservation unit the choice of woods, sealants, paints before undertaking work. Other people just aren’t so aware of how critical that is!” 
Cathy Wright, Museum Administrator for the Pitt Rivers Museum

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