Sheffield-based Martin-Brooks is joining forces with a local stone mason to bring the skills needed to preserve the country’s architectural heritage under one roof.
The leading firm of roofing specialists is working with Doncaster’s Historic Building Restoration to provide a complete renovation service for the UK’s listed buildings.
Both South Yorkshire firms specialise in repairs to historic buildings and work closely with English Heritage. Their partnership has enabled them to secure a number of large scale contracts, which require traditional roofing and lead welding practices, as well as specialist stone masonry and cleaning.
Martin-Brooks is currently collaborating with Historic Building Restoration on two ecclesiastical projects in Yorkshire – Christ Church in Liversedge, Kirklees and Holy Trinity Church at Holmfirth, part of the famous backdrop to the long running BBC comedy, Last of the Summer Wine.
Steve Arrowsuch, managing director of Historic Building Restoration, said: “The heritage roofing undertaken by Martin-Brooks complements our masonry services perfectly and we have established an excellent working relationship. Together, we can offer a much larger range of traditional skills under the supervision of one main contractor, making what is often a complicated and delicate project simpler and easier for the client to manage.”
Martin-Brooks has been shortlisted in the heritage category of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors’ Roofing Awards for the last two consecutive years, most recently for its work on the Stableyard Project at Hardwick Hall in Chesterfield.
Nick Brooks, a director at Martin-Brooks, added: “We have already worked with Historic Building Restoration to transform a number of listed buildings, ensuring they survive for years to come. The firm has an impressive pedigree in the conservation sector and we are confident that our ongoing collaboration will not only strengthen the tenders we submit, but also boost South Yorkshire’s reputation for quality heritage craftsmanship.”