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ConservationTraditional Building Skills Register

The needs of historic buildings and structures differ to those of new buildings. In dealing with a historic building professional input is vital and craftsmen with traditional skills are a necessity.  Those involved need to understand the principles and practices of conservation, as using incorrect, inappropriate or unnecessary methods can do a great deal of irreversible damage.  The Register was established to ensure that those undertaking conservation work can identify craftspeople and professionals with good conservation expertise.

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Users of the register should be mindful that the register has been complied from information given by those listed and no responsibility is accepted by the Irish Georgian Society for the accuracy of the information, or for any fault or accident arising from the workmanship of anyone listed, or from materials used or supplied by them. Descriptions of conservation work undertaken was requested, and is listed under each entry, so that the skills and achievements of each individual or firm can be assessed by the user of the register.  Inclusion should not be regarded as either a recommendation or an endorsement by the Society. The Register is not comprehensive and no criticism is implied or intended of an individual or firm not included. Every reasonable care has been taken in the compiling of the register but no responsibility is accepted for errors and omissions.

The Register will be updated regularly, so if you wish to be included or are aware of any omissions, please contact us.

Please be advised that the Construction Industry Federation also maintains a list of registered heritage contractors which may also be of benefit to consult, click here for more information.

For more regional information, your local conservation officer, whose contact details are included in the useful addresses section, may also be able to provide you with details of local craftspeople and contractors.