Specialising in conservation, restoration and alteration; we have long been associated with many of the region’s historic buildings, churches and ancient monuments. Bakers of Danbury was established over 140 years ago. Interestingly many of the methods used in church restoration and repair remain very similar to those used over a century ago.
We benefit from our in-house joinery and stone masonry workshops, together with a directly employed team of expert stonemasons, joiners, bricklayers, plasterers and carpenters, which is regularly supplemented with specialist sub-contractors including metal workers, stained glass specialists, architectural conservators and decorators.
Our highly skilled staff, many of whom have been with the company in excess of twenty years, are experienced in traditional construction methods that have been passed through generations since the founding of the company. This experience continues to be handed down to the younger generations today.
Recent projects have won the following prestigious awards; Diocese of Chelmsford, Design Awards 2019 Highly Commended, Civic Trust 2018 AABC Conservation Award, The King of Prussia Gold Medal 2018, RICS National Award 2017 for Building Conservation, RIBA National award 2017 and a Diocese of Chelmsford Design Award 2017.
As a traditional principal contractor, we pride ourselves on attention to detail and quality - covering every aspect of church restoration and repair works including:
- Structural repairs and underpinning
- New services such as water and gas
- New kitchens and rest rooms
- Stucco and render
- Stone cleaning, repair and replacement
- Sculpture, letter carving and statuary
- Flint work
- Lime plastering
- Dry stone walling
- Brickwork and pointing
- Sheet metal roof finishes