Historic Building Conservation Services


Are you thinking of purchasing a historic or traditional building or do you own one already?  There are many important aspects to owning a heritage property and Paul can help you at any stage of process.

You may need a historic building survey will help identify structural information, building materials, its general condition and any issues that should be addressed.

You may need help understanding what you can and cannot do with your property concerning renovations inside and out, modifications, repairing, obtaining a grant for repairing or getting your property listed in the first place. Rest assured Paul’s trusted advice has helped owners like you for decades, if you need help contact Paul today.

Paul provides his services to owners of historic buildings throughout the North of England. Historic building conservation tutorials and courses will be available online soon and on-site tutorials will be available at your historic property if you desire. Paul’s passion is to educate owners, students, and professionals with the leading knowledge about the conservation of heritage buildings.

If you are interested in being notified when the Lewis Conservation tutorials and historic building conservation courses will be available click 'Keep Me Updated' and we will be in contact with further information.

Historic building purchasing advice

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.

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.

Listed building conservation
Wordsworth House, Cockermouth

Fire & Flood Damage

Get an expert to represent you in managing the restoration of your historic building as part of an insurance claim. Have one of the highest qualified chartered building surveyors 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 bid; get the best specialists for the restoration and receive efficient project management services from initial bid stage to approval and contract administration.

Keilder Castle, Northumberland
Gaythorne Hall, Westmorland

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.

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To their
Former glory

Paul was comissioned to provide design and project management services for the restoration of the old Boathouse on Derwent Island in Keswick. The old Boathouse was destroyed in Storm Desmond in 2015 and had to be demolished and rebuilt.  Paul worked with the main contractor Stobbarts Ltd who together they brought back to life a stunning building from the wrecks of flood damage.

Flood damage restoration
Flood restoration historic building
English Heritage
National Trust
The English Lake District World Heritage Site
Heritage Lottery Fund
Cumbria Venacular Buildings Group
Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeology Society