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Lewis Conservation provides professional advice & education to heritage organisations & private property owners throughout the North of England to conserve & repair historic & traditional buildings. 

Heritage Building Restoration & Conservation

Lewis Conservation is a historic building consultancy in Cumbria whose Principal Paul Lewis is accredited in Building Conservation from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).  Therefore, if you want expert advice on your unique historic or listed building you can trust Paul Lewis, the ‘Historic Building Doctor’.

Paul has 40 years’ experience in property, building and specialises in the repair and conservation of historic buildings.

As a trusted, qualified professional for the National Trust, English Heritage, Natural England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, Paul has achieved superior results for clients and applies the same dedication to every project including yours.

If you need help purchasing a historic building, designing, and implementing alterations, obtaining planning, surveying, restoring from fire or flood damage, claiming grant aid, or requiring an expert to project manage, contact Paul today.

Paul also provides historic building educational services, executed via online and site visits. Paul presents courses and tutorials for property owners, students and professionals. Private property owners can learn how to traditionally maintain their unique buildings and return them to their former splendor. 

Certified historic building professional
Historic building restoration
Saint Robert of Newminster Church, Morpeth, Northumberland

Historic Building Consultancy services

To help you get advice about conservation, restoration, repair, conversion & renovation of a historic building

Owners Advice

As an owner of a historic building you may need defect or specialist surveys and reports. You can benefit from expert knowledge to successfully execute your repair work or alterations. You can also obtain heritage statements or historic building records required by Local Authorities as a condition to Planning Approvals.

Purchasing Advice

If you are looking to buy a historic or traditional building, you will need help with structural surveys or analysis of building defects and reports for funding bodies.

Fire & Flood Damage

Get an expert to represent you in managing the restoration of your historic building as part of an insurance claim. Have a highly qualified chartered surveyor in Cumbria design and manage your reinstatement project, agreeing the payments to contractors, monitoring progress and quality of works.

Grant Aid Projects

If you want to apply for grant aid to English Heritage, Lottery Fund or other public bodies you will need help compiling your claim, get the best specialists for the restoration and receive efficient project management services from initial grant bid stage to approval and contract administration.

Conservation Education

Benefit from the knowledge of one of the highest qualified conservation surveyors in Great Britain. If you are a professional looking to develop your expertise, a student, or a private property owner you can learn invaluable insights into historic building conservation.

Preserving Historic & Traditional Buildings



Weeping Poppies Window
Carlisle Castle

As Project Manager of the Weeping Window Poppies at Carlisle Castle, Paul was commissioned by the English Heritage to over see the construction of this stunning piece of art. The poppies are a tribute to the soldiers killed in WW1 and are used nationally in remembrance. The project was a success and Carlisle Castle won ‘Best Event of the Year’ for the Weeping Window at Carlisle Living Award Ceremony.

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English Heritage Buildings

Paul Lewis is recommended and trusted by English Heritage, National Trust and several property owners of country estates.

Whether conserving an iconic castle, Bridge House, renovating a barn or rebuilding a Boathouse, Paul has the knowledge and aptitude to succeed for every client.

Paul is also on the committee of the Cumbria Vernacular Building Group and a member of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeology Society. Which portrays his passion and commitment for local building heritage and history.

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