Profile

MB Conservation is a small independent conservation company with 20 years experience to draw on working  with some of our most important buildings.

The company was set  up over 10 years ago by Mike Burleigh who trained under Geoffrey Teychenne at Weymouth College in 1990, leaving with a Post Graduate Diploma in Architectural Stonework Conservation awarded by Bournemouth University.

On leaving college work was initially carried out at Salisbury Cathedral on the upper areas of the tower.  This was followed by trials to  conserve  Purbeck Marble in the cloisters.

The next ten years were spent working both as an employee and self employed contractor, selected projects include;

  • Westminster Abbey: Conservation of the Henry VII chapel
  • Ely Cathedral: Trials to conserve internal elements of clearstory
  • Peterborough Cathedral: Conservation of 12  apostles sculptures
  • Winchester Cathedral: Conservation of medieval encaustic floor tiles , trials to clean clearstory and nave high vaulting
  • Aphrodisias, Turkey: Working with local labour conserving the sculptors workshop within the ruins of a classical city.
  • Castletown Cox,  Kilkenny,  Ireland: Fireplaces
  • Charleville House,  Wicklow, Ireland: Hall and stairs
  • Plas Newydd, Anglesey, Wales: Gothic hall
  • Stow School: Fixing of external cartouche
  • Kingston Lacy: Conservation of Egyptian obelisk
  • Stourhead House: Conservation and re-fixing of garden statuary
  • Bunhill Fields burial ground, City of London: Conservation and repair of gravestones and box tombs
  • Old Sarum Castle: Low walls and greensand consolidation
  • St Cross Hospital, Winchester: Plaster conservation, fireplace conservation
  • Muchenley Abbey, Somerset: Low wall consolidation, micro-pinning and conservation of tracery
  • London Wall: Conservation of the Coopers Row section of London’s Roman wall

This website focuses on work MB Conservation have carried out in the last decade.

If we can be of any assistance please have no hesitation getting in contact through the contact page.