The Senior Accredited Conservators in the company are Brian Hall and Andrew Naylor. Between them they have more than 50 years of experience in the conservation of monuments, sculpture, decorative arts, arms and armour and architectural metalwork. The company incorporates a multi-disciplinary team whose specialities include; conservation of metalwork, decorative surfaces, stone and organic objects, blacksmithing and horology.
Andrew Naylor was formally awarded PACR accreditation in 2012 and Brian Hall was awarded PACR accreditation in 2006. The aim is for all staff to become accredited and the company is working towards this end. In addition to the accreditation all are staff are working to achieve Heritage CSCS cards. Hall Conservation Ltd. is professional, efficient and flexible, with an established network of experienced, skilled, independent conservators, blacksmiths, technicians and specialist consultants to call upon when needed. The company is acknowledged by assessors appointed by ICON, the UK conservation professional’s association, for not only the high standard of our practical work, but our awareness of the cultural values of the objects in our care and our commitment to limiting the environmental impact of our treatment solutions.
Our workshops/studio space is approved by Historic Royal Palaces and the Royal Collection. The premises’ are located on a secure site with 24 hour CCTV and security, the workshop and studio is alarmed with police call out.
Hall Conservation Ltd is insured for up to £10 million Employers Liability and £5 million Public Liability we also hold professional indemnity and goods in trust insurance. We regularly hold items of great monetary value within our workshop/studio space and at such times specific insurance is arranged.
On a personal level, Andrew Naylor and Brian Hall are committed to improving standards within the field of conservation and to this end both are founding members and directors of the National Heritage Ironwork Group which is a not-for-profit company Limited by Guarantee and reliant on the voluntary work of members to carry out it’s objectives. NHIG is dedicated to the safeguarding and preservation of wrought ironwork through promoting high standards of workmanship, conservation and repair.
Andrew also contributes to the New Arcadian Press. The New Arcadian Press generates a continuous programme of research into cultural landscape, emphasises the garden as a work of art, and through the New Arcadian Journal creates the fine press publication that comprises original text complemented by artist-illustration.