Conservation for us is, not just about restoring and regenerating old structures, but breathing new life into them, preserving them for today and generations to come.

This often means integrating the new with the old, reflecting the passion and skill of the original craftsmen.


Holy Trinity Church, Roft Street, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 2ES   Holy Trinity Church, Middleton in Chirbury, Montgomery

We have undertaken several projects at this much loved church.  These works range from a screen around the organ installing a reclaimed and refurbished former pew, through to a new four zoned heating system incorporating both under-floor elements and radiators, all carried out with the minimum of aesthetic disruption to the body of the church.


Although off the beaten track, this church is still in regular use and much valued by its congregation. We carried out the re-pointing of the entire front gable of the church, up to and including the bell tower as well as repairs to the bell cradle and its structure using a combination of traditional carpentry and ironmongery techniques.



All Saints Church, Baschurch, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY4 2EB    St. Agatha’s Church, Llanymynech, Oswestry, SY10 9RA

This is a typical example of incorporate modern requirements and technology into ancient buildings without losing theaesthetic beauty that makes the building so valued. Here we fitted a purpose made oak screen to a rear door, a new storage cupboard and a new audio equipment unit, all within the main body of the church, without any detrimental impact to the church.


A further example of incorporating modern requirements into a traditional church, this time forming an internal porch to the main entrance of the church. Tailored in oak and laminated glass this now enables the main door to be open and welcoming whilst keeping out the worst of the weather. 



Oswestry, Shropshire    

The walls of this large Victorian house were spreading outwards at the wall-plate caused by the original roof structure being inadequate.  This was solved by removing a section of the roofing slates and installing some large structural steelwork to take the load.  Then the roof was repaired and the outer leaf of the spreading wall was rebuilt.  Looking at the house now you would never know anything had happened, and this was all done without ever having to disturb the habital rooms of the house therefore eliminating the need for  re-plastering and decoration.



J Thomas Ltd, Old Tannery Yard, Oak Street. Oswestry, Shropshire. SY11 1LR. 01691 657738/662088