CRL Restoration

CRL Restoration is a Specialist Principal Contractor dealing in the  conservation, restoration and repair of historic, period, and modern buildings and structures


Established in 1955 CRL has 5 regional offices in the UK and a reputation in the industry for the quality of our service and innovative solutions underpinned by our commitment to safety and sustainability.

CRL has a well established and proven Management System, as well as a strong, cohesive Management Team with a track record of delivering large, complex, multi trade restoration projects.

CRL is one of the largest nationwide specialist stonework contractors. We have over 130 directly employed craftspeople and 65 project managers, contract managers and project support staff. We pride ourselves on knowing our strengths and understanding our limitations. Our policy is to employ “the best people possible for the project”. To achieve this, we work with a select team of specialist contractors such as lead workers, guilders, roofers and fibrous plasterers to help us deliver our projects.

CRL have our own in-house structural engineers, temporary works co-ordinators and supervisors, enabling us to offer a total package to our Clients.

CRL undertake projects of value between £6k and £6m.

CRL have experience in working on Ancient Monuments, Castles, Churches, Palaces, Ruins, Stately Homes and modern structures.

Our restoration and conservation work includes:-

  • small and large scale stone conservation and restoration
  • brickwork
  • timber surveys and replacement joinery
  • traditional roofing (including lead and slate)
  • glazing
  • faience
  • bronze restoration
  • re-decorations
  • all types of masonry cleaning (Doff, Torc and the like)

CRL were the pioneers and are still the leading contractor for the installation of cathodic protection systems to steel frame structures suffering from Regent Street Disease.

CRL are flexible and work collaboratively with our clients which have helped to secure a high percentage of repeat business across all industry sectors direct with clients as Principal Contractor or as the specialist sub-contractor.

As a member of the Centura Group, we have the support of our other Group Companies which provide inspection services, structural engineering, mechanical and electrical, and fire protection services.

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