Skillington Workshop Limited was established back in 1997. Now with around 25 employees Skillingtons is one of the country’s leading building conservation and restoration firms.
In 2008, after many years working closely together, Philip Gaches plasters formerly joined in partnership with Skillingtons.
We operate broadly as three departments, namely Conservators, Buildings and Plastering. In each case we are well versed in conservation work in the purest sense – where preservation of historic fabric and its authenticity are of the utmost importance – and in restoration work using traditional materials and practices merged where appropriate with the best of modern materials and methods.
Skillingtons are experienced main contractors, with projects to date being carried out in excess of £1M in value.
We are also happy to work as sub-contractors and have an excellent working relationship with many leading building firms throughout the country. In addition we frequently work with private clients too.
Since first starting we have regularly worked for English Heritage, the National Trust, The Churches Conservation Trust, the Historic Royal Palaces Agency and numerous Local Authorities.
The company has a commitment to training and actively seeks apprentices and trainees to work alongside our more experienced craftsmen and women, either for placements or permanent positions. The company is CITB registered.
Skillingtons are listed on ICON’s Conservation Register and Dr David Carrington, founder and Managing Director, is an accredited Conservator-Restorer (ACR).