As such Restoration Projects are able to carry out works combining traditional and modern approaches including:
“Restoration is said as the act or process of accurately depicting the form, features, and character of a property as it appeared at a particular period of time by means of the removal of features from other periods in its history and reconstruction of missing features from the restoration period. The limited and sensitive upgrading of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems and other code-required work to make properties functional is appropriate within a restoration project.“
Works we do:
Our unique techniques and highly skilled team ensure best quality and great value.
Visit our Case Studies section to view our work.
No matter if it’s building restoration, conversion or refurbishment of historic properties around High Peak area. At Restoration Project we offer a variety of building restoration and refurbishment services. Ranging from minor redecoration works to full refurbishments, conversion and project management.
Our restoration team are all passionate about restoring the unique integrity and character of historic buildings. Over the years we’ve worked on every type of property imaginable. In our portfolio, you can find properties ranging from country estates, listed commercial buildings, cathedrals, churches, private residences to memorials.
Our skilled team bring a modern, 21st century approach to project management, procurement and Health & Safety regulations, alongside our time-served traditional building craftspeople. Combined with our reputation for delivering the very highest standards of workmanship, excellent logistical understanding of restoration issues and meticulous attention to detail, generates a lot of repeat business and referrals.
We are based in Hadfield and as such are able to carry out restoration in Hadfield, Glossop, Buxton, High Peak, Leeds, Sheffield and Greater Manchester areas.
Building restoration and renovation in Glossop or High Peak? Enquire now 01457 861702! Or see our work here! Restoration Projects!
Drawing on three generations of experience, we are passionate about our craft.
Pictured – James Bell, Grandfather of our Managing Director
Project: Demolition, barn conversion and rebuild
Project Length: 12 months
Information: Restoration Projects were awarded with the project at this fantastic farmhouse. Works included demolition and rebuild of the barn.
This beautiful property contains of several buildings and range of barns making the farmhouse even more interesting.
Our works with the barn conversion included:
Project: Restoration & reorder of grade 2 listed house
Project Length: 12 Months
Information: Restoration Projects were instructed to carry out refurbishment and restoration on this 13 bedroom grade 2 listed house.
Restoration Projects worked alongside Cheshire Architect Emma Roden of Kimble Roden Associates to create a sympathetic but modern interior with traditional craftsmanship. Robin & Simon, our carpenters hand-crafted oak framed porch. Our master stonemason with 35 years experience, Chris, undertook brick and stone works. The roof had suffered for years from poor repairs. Steve & Jay, our in-house roofing team did a survey. Between them having 65 years experience in listed buildings, ecclesiastical roof repair and replacement.
The internal work involved two modern bathroom suites, traditional hand made joinery. In addition to that Restoration Project carried out removal of the main structural walls on the ground floor to create an open plan kitchen, utility, morning room, library and large lounge.
M&E installation of AGA cooker. Liaising with David Lisle to install a custom designer kitchen.
Our works included:
The client was overwhelmed with our cooperation. Restoration Projects proved it’s adaptability and our helpful friendly approach from the site team. Through their recommendations we have now moved on to projects from the client’s family friends.
Project: Restoration of prominent property. New build infill of court yard and state of the art hi-tec fit out.
Project Length: 18 months (ongoing)
Information: Restoration Projects undertook the complicated design and build project from its conception sympathetically connecting the 19th century hall to the Coachman’s House with a steel framed building, a traditional brick and stone façade rebuilt chimney and a traditional roofing.
The hi-tec interior will include 2 cinemas, night club / games room, bedrooms and bathrooms. Air conditioning with climate control, Lutron…. State of the art security system.
Restoration Projects worked along side Architects Tim and Peter (Core designs) and interior designer David Murray (Murray Creative Interior) and Engineer Jane Entwistle (Thomasons) to add a stunning addition to this imposing hall, aesthetically pleasing with an ultra modern interior.
Yet another recommendation from our clients we have the same dedicated team on the another contract project applying their attention to detail and excellent craftsmanship. These are our core principals and what we build our reputation on.
Our works included:
The client has commented on the non invasive way we are undertaking the work and the polite nature of our team.
Project: Ornamental plaster repairs, decoration works and paint analysis.
Project Length: Phase I & II 12 months.
Information: The Royal Exchange was built in 1729 and was open for about 70 years. As cotton industry boomed traders in Manchester requested bigger trading building in place of old one. It was designed by Thomas Harrison in 1809. Since then it went through several extensions and alterations. During WWII The Royal Exchange took direct bomb hit and was seriously damaged.
Restoration Projects have carried out restoration works in prestigious “The Royal Exchange Theatre” in Manchester City Centre. This II Grade listed building built has suffered from poor repairs over years. Following water ingress via a failed valley gutter, sections of the ornate plaster cornice and its many enrichments were water damaged. Our services were needed in order to provide a comprehensive report and quotation for urgent repairs. Structural Engineers, Thomason’s, along with Theatre Management Team awarded Restoration Projects with this prestigious contract.
Project: Farm refurbishment and restoration.
Project: Length: 12 Months.
Information: Restoration Projects carried out a complete refurbishment and farm restoration on this prestigious property. This early 19th century barn and house was originally built by The Quakers circa 1820.
Restoration Projects collaborated with one of London’s Top Architects – Guy Hollaway, to design the sympathetic yet modern residence.
Project: Refurbishment of Grade II dwelling Glossop
Project Length: 30 Weeks
Information: The project involved major restoration works to both the external and internal areas of the property. Work at a Private Dwelling Glossop was further complicated due to the building being a Grade II Listed Property and as such under very strict planning restrictions and standards.
The work was completed to the great satisfaction of the owner. Quote taken from a local publication on the project:
Successful transformations for private home owners have included the renovation of a neglected Victorian house in the High Peak.
“The place was habitable, but it hadn’t been touched for 30 years,” said the client. “Adam and his team restored both the exterior and the interior to their former glory and have given us a wonderful family house with all the advantages of modern living, but in keeping with the aesthetics of the property.”
“The service has been second to none. Restoration Projects listened carefully and then delivered exactly what we wanted.”
Extracted from an article in ‘Pure Buxton’ by: Steve Caddy—Editor. Quarterly Lifestyle Magazine—Photos courtesy of Pure Buxton
Project: Full restoration and internal reorder
Project Length: 2 Years
Information: Stoneleigh Abbey a grade 1 listed building occupies a prominent position on the banks of the river Avon close to Royal Leamington Spa.
Mike Kemp project managed the full restoration converting the top floors into luxury apartments and the ground floor into public viewing area. The external restoration at Stoneleigh Abbey included full lead roof replacement, stone repairs to all facades, restoration of the orangery, gate house, attached out buildings and home farm. Working with Historical House Rescue and English Heritage the Abbey was restored to its former glory.
Our works included:
Project: Restoration and remodelling of church
Project Length: 36 weeks
Information: St Paul’s Church occupies a prominent position on the hillside near the town of Stalybridge.
Quote: Cannon Paul Robinson:
“Mike project managed the restoration and reordering of our church with an enthusiastic team of specialist sub contractors, resulting in a total transformation of St Paul’s to create a visitors’ centre for community work. Working alongside the church he programmed the works around the church’s operations, bringing the project to a stunning conclusion on time and budget”
Our services at St Paul’s Church included:
Project: Church Alterations
Project Length: 5 weeks
Information: St Mary Magdalene Church occupies a prominent position on the hilltop in the village of Broadbottom.
Restoration Projects were contracted to reorder the layout of the church creating a visitors’ centre for community work, youth centre and concerts.
Working alongside the church we programmed the works around the church’s many events bringing the project in on time and budget.
Our services at St Mary Magdalene’s Church included:
Project: Internal reorder and restoration
Project Length: 4 weeks
Information: Sheffield Cathedral occupies a central located position in Sheffield city centre. Restoration Projects were contracted to reorder the original English oak pews and panelling. Working alongside the cathedral we programmed the works around the Cathedral’s many events bringing the project in on time and budget.
Our services at Sheffield Cathedral included:
Project: Sympathetic restoration of church– Phases 1, 2, & 3
Project Length: 28 Weeks
Information: Restoration Projects Ltd were contracted to carry out the structural restoration and refurbishment works at Christ Church King Sterndale.
The church was in need of urgent structural repairs. We have numbered and photographed bulging walls and buttresses. We have carefully dismantled stonework and re-built using 3.5 hydraulic lime graded yellow sand and limestone dust mix, in accordance with our English Heritage specification.
Our Works at King Sterndale Included:
“ Very impressed by the care and interest taken, the work completed has been of a high standard. I will be happy if future clients of Restoration Projects wish to visit the church to see the fine workmanship for themselves“
Rev Don Sparkes, Christ Church King Sterndale
Project: Restoration and refurbishment of listed water treatment & rural farm properties
Project Length: 3 Years
Information: Restoration Projects have provided restoration and refurbishment works for United Utilities Property Solutions on listed water treatment & rural farm properties throughout the North West area over the past 2 years.
Our Services for United Utilities have included:
All our projects are carried out under strict Health & Safety guidelines to the delight of our ‘blue chip’ client.
Restoration Projects have worked on many properties for United Utilities.
“Great results, an excellent team.”
Graham Skeer, Regional Building Surveyor, United Utilities
Project: Structural bridge repairs & maintenance
Project Length: 6 weeks
Information: Restoration Projects were asked to carry out bridge repairs in Calke Abbey Estate. Bridge Number 1 lies within the National Trust’s Calke Abbey Estate, a typical working country estate. The bridge had deteriorated over time due to the increased loading of farm traffic since the bridge was initially constructed.
Environmental management was of great concern to both the National Trust and Restoration Projects Ltd during this project. It was important to maintain the aesthetic features of the bridge while protecting the local environment during the construction phase.
Working to very strict controls the project involved preparing the existing ground and bridge barrel arch to accept a new reinforced concrete slab that spans the width of the bridge to help spread the load when vehicles cross.
Once the concrete slab had sufficiently cured. A new tarmac finish was laid down and seamlessly worked into the existing road to a fine finish.
Sections of the wall were re-built and the whole bridge was re-pointed with lime mortar to ensure it would not deteriorate any further.
Project: Grade II Listed manor house restoration
Project Length: 16 Weeks
Information: The project involved major refurbishment to breathe new life into a near derelict 9 bed roomed Grade II listed manor house.
Our works at Grindslow House included;
Our clients were delighted with our high quality finishing and attention to detail, this challenging projects has resulted in much repeat business.
Project: Restoration and office refurbishment.
Project Length: 28 Weeks
Information: Restoration Projects were awarded with contract to carry out office refurbishment. Job took place at Texas Groups Head Office in Eccles, Manchester.
Our Works at Texas Group Included:
“Fantastic result, well done. A great team effort. Our building has been re-awakened.”
Brian Kemp, Estates Manager for Texas Group Plc
Project: Full restoration of country house and conversion into luxury apartments
Project Length: 2 Years
Information: Bretby Hall is a grade 2 Star listed building set in its own park land close to the village of Bretby. The former home of Lord Carnarvon who famously discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun with Howard Carter in 1922. Bretby Hall served as a hospital until falling derelict in the 1970’s, Mike Kemp project managed the internal restoration, converting into luxury apartments. The external works involved a full roof restoration including the replacement of all sand cast lead, stone repairs to all facades and restoration of all existing windows.
We have restored Abbey to its former glory working with Architects Brownhill Hayward Brown of Lichfield, English Heritage and the Conservation officer
Our works at Bretby Hall included:
According to Oxford Dictionary and Wikipedia Restoration vs Renovation:
Restoration: The action of returning something to a former owner, place, or condition. Restoration is said as the act or process of accurately depicting the form, features, and character of a property as it appeared at a particular period of time by means of the removal of features from other periods in its history and reconstruction of missing features from the restoration period. The limited and sensitive upgrading of mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems and other code-required work to make properties functional is appropriate within a restoration project.
Renovation: The process of improving a broken, damaged, or outdated structure.
Restoring is bringing back original (old) look. It’s a process of accurately revealing or recovering original state of historic building.
Building restoration describes a patricular approach withing architectural conservation. Word “restore” origins in 14th century from Old French “restoration”(Modern French”restauration”) and Latin “restorationem”(nominative “restoratio”) means of healing and 15th century means of “repairing building”.
Renovating is giving your home new look. It is also knows as remodelling. It is a process of improving damages or outdated structure. Word “renovate” was first mention in 15th century Middle English, most likely originated in Latin “renovātus“.
Owners cannot alter or demolish such structure without a permission from local planning authority so that it stays in same shape for future generations.
The only exemption from above rule is provided for buildings currently in use for worship. Owners are still required to maintain structure and repair under the threat of prosecution.
List of all listed buildings is available to view on “Historic England’s” website under this address: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/
Very limited number of structures still falls under protection of much older legislation called “Ancient Monuments Protection Act 1882”. It was the events of WWII and Nazi Blitz bombings that triggered Royal Institute of British Architects and The Society for Protection of Ancient Buildings to prepare a list of buildings that required to be rebuild. Later, that process transformed into Listed Buildings list as we know it today.
In the meantime, we invite you to have a look at our case studies where you can see great examples of listed building restorations carried out by Restoration Projects! Case Studies >>here<<
Restoration is a key way of maintaining historical buildings and making them fit for purpose. What if the professional aspects of restoration could be used for other construction projects? Such as refurbishments and conversions and extensions?
Creating a new lease of life for old buildings is specialised work if it’s done sensitively. It’s not just about repairing faults and correcting long-term deterioration. Most of all it’s strengthening what’s there and ensuring its continuing survival.
To do this, the materials have to be correct and appropriate for the task. There has been a recent case in Cadiz in Spain where the job of strengthening the tower of Matrera Castle resulted in being crude and inappropriate.
The key to restoration is in proper planning. Involving matching the right materials and sourcing key components.
Project management involves combining traditional craftsmanship with modern building techniques. All this needs to ensure that the finished result is in line with the character of the building.
Property conversions, extensions and refurbishments can indefinitely increase property value on market. The key thing to ask is how a building project can maximise its impact?
Our answer is to look at quality. Using the attention to detail and specialist techniques of restoration result unique effects.
People are recognising that altering property is not simply about adding space or refreshing a look. It can be far more fundamental than this. Property prestige comes from creating a real sense of character.
Finally, a property doesn’t need to be a listed building to deserve the same degree of diligence when it comes to refurbishment. This is the key.
We are combining an artisan business model with economies of scale and, in doing so, realising the aesthetic ambitions of our clients.
If you are a perfectionist and planning your next project, please contact us.
Restoration Projects are preparing to exhibit at The Greater Manchester Business Exhibition (GMBiz Expo). The event is taking place on 13th of March at Hilton Hotel in Manchester. GMBiz Expo is promoting local businesses and as such Restoration Projects is going to present beautiful home restoration projects.
With over 120 other exhibitors and lots of visitors we should get a really busy day with lots of new people to meet and many meetings to attend.
We won’t be coming back until we achieve our goal:
None flyers or brochures left.
The Grade II listed building resides within Manchester’s cultural hub. Therefore it boasts thousands of visitors every year and as such restoration in Manchester was very challenging project.
This listed building has suffered a lot over the years from poor maintenance works. Due to failure of valley gutter several leaks has caused further damages.
Following water ingress, many sections of the ornate plaster cornice were damaged thus Restoration Projects were tasked to undertake the necessary repairs to the damaged features. With the help of Structural Engineer and The Royal Exchange Theatre Management Team we have managed to complete works to satisfying level.
Works included soffits, cornices and corbels as well as resin flake paint analysis and the formation of new moulds to rejuvenate the damaged area.
The scheme has gained significant acclaim and as a result featured in “Refurb Projects” magazine.
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He answered questions from the general public on issues regarding construction and refurbishment of Listed Buildings. Adam advised the public on a variety of issues ranging from planning regulations to sources of available funding on existing projects, appearing twice on the 18th of August & 1st September 2013.
Formerly a large dilapidated barn and house has seen the creation of over 5,000 sq ft of ultra-high spec living space for a private client. Farmhouse restoration works have been completed in time to great satisfaction.
Buildings were originally built by The Quakers in 19th Century. London’s top architect, Guy Holloway has re-designed it for our client. With help of our specialists we have created sympathetic yet modern residence.
Restoration Projects is delighted to announce that it is now an Approved Contractor for Chatsworth Estates. Property comprises of the famous Stately Home and Chatsworth Park.
Estate lies over 1000 acres of parkland and approximately 36,000 acres of farmland. As such also include dozens of tenanted farms and over 450 other houses and flats.
Works may include replacing vast tracts of lead on the roof, carving the tiniest details in stone to replacing huge blocks in the walls.
Chatsworth House is labelled as ‘Palace of the Peak’ and features more than 30 rooms. It has been home to the Cavendish family since 1549.
With the 105 acre garden it’s a place to go for families from around Peak District.
Restoration Projects are restoring and refurbishing listed water treatment farms and other buildings belonging to United Utilities.
Our works include: