Q1 2024

“Our commitment to preserving heritage buildings is a top priority. We understand that these buildings hold immense historical and cultural significance. Therefore, we ensure that our staff are well-trained and equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide the best care possible.” Boasting 40 years of experience in their field, The Yorkshire Lime Company’s team of professional craftsmen are true experts when it comes to their work, meaning they can offer an inclusive and diverse range of services to meet the needs of their domestic and commercial clients. In each repair they complete, the team implement the S.P.A.B approach: only carrying out repairs where necessary and using like-for-like materials combined with the relevant skillset to ensure the highest standard. Focused on delivering a genuine and historically accurate result in every project they take on, the team exclusively use authentic materials such as limestone, sandstone, and granite, with their specialty lying in the use of hot lime mortars, which are environmentally friendly and offer superior strength and durability. This comes hand in hand with their wealth of experience in traditional masonry repairs, their passion for their work, and dedication to rigorous learning and training. This means the team gets to work on some of the region’s most prestigious buildings, including castles, churches, and other historic landmarks. Consequently, they are continuously commended for their exceptional workmanship and ability to deliver high-quality results that exceed expectations every time. “What sets us apart from other service providers is our unwavering dedication to doing things the right way. We believe in using the best quality materials and adhering to the highest industry standards, which is reflected in the quality of our work. Furthermore, we are committed to passing on our knowledge and expertise to the next generation by providing comprehensive training programmes to our employees.” The ultimate goal for The Yorkshire Lime Company isn’t only to restore and protect the heritage of Yorkshire’s historic buildings by maintaining the physical structures, but also to keep the spirit of traditional building skills alive for future generations. That’s why the company is committed to providing training and apprenticeship programmes that ensure these skills are passed on to the next generation of masonry conservators. This is a prominent focus for the company as the heritage industry faces a significant challenge in the form of skills training. Specifically, the lack of comprehensive training programmes offered by colleges impedes the ability to attract and nurture apprentices and provide them with the recognised qualifications they need. This presents significant difficulties in terms of maintaining the quality of work and expertise in the industry as a whole. Without access to structured training and accreditation, it is harder for individuals to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to contribute effectively to the field. The result is a shortage of skilled professionals and a potential decline in the quality of work produced. As such, the staff at The Yorkshire Lime Company are playing a crucial role not only in the success of the company, but the success of the industry too. The company values individuals who are passionate about their work and dedicated to learning. It believes that every team member has the potential to make an impact on the business and the industry. It believes in fostering a culture of learning and growth, providing its staff with ample opportunities to expand their knowledge and skills through training programmes, seminars, and workshops. It encourages its employees to take ownership of their work and contribute to the company’s overall success. Now, it is looking to be a very bright future for The Yorkshire Lime Company, and it is a future focused on growth. With a booked-up calendar for 2024, the company recognises the upcoming need to expand the workforce in order to take on more work. It is therefore currently investing in staff development to ensure it has the necessary resources to meet the demands of customers and consistently deliver high-quality work. The goal is to increase its capacity whilst maintaining its commitment to excellence – and we have no doubt that it will be able to achieve just that. Company: The Yorkshire Lime Company Ltd Contact: Lee Gillard Email: info@theyorkshirelime.company Website: www.theyorkshirelime.company Believing that each building tells a story of the past, the team of masonry conservators at The Yorkshire Lime Company Ltd are highly skilled, experienced, and devoted to maintaining the authenticity and unique heritage of Yorkshire’s historic and listed buildings. In doing so, they prioritise the preservation of traditional building techniques that have been used for centuries, whilst taking great pride in the meticulous craftmanship of their work. So, it seems very fitting that The Yorkshire Lime Company has clinched the award of Best Building Conservation Company 2024 – Yorkshire. We learn more about the team’s extraordinary work in breathing new life back into these extraordinary structures. Heritage Building Specialists in Yorkshire