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Craftsmen in the Conservation of Historic Buildings

Ellis & Co (Restoration and Building) are award winning experts in the conservation, repair and renovation of historic and ecclesiastical buildings. We have over 30 years of experience of building preservation. Our high quality work can be seen in churches, cathedrals, stately homes, monuments and built heritage across Somerset and the South West. Our clients include the National Trust, Historic England, private estate owners, and a wide range of architects and PCCs.

We are located in the historic market town of Shepton Mallet.

Ellis and Co are the only heritage building company in the South West of England that offer a full coverage of trades required for the conservation and restoration of historic buildings. We directly employ specialists in:


Ellis and Co has been shortlisted for the South West Built Environment Awards 2017 Preservation and Rejuvenation category for our reordering of Holy Trinity Church, Bradford on Avon.

Gloucester Online have covered our reordering of Gloucester Cathedral 11 April 2017.

We are finishing up at Church of All Saints Wrington, Holy Trinity Church Bradford on Avon and St Anne's Church in Alderney. More case studies to follow. April 2017.

Country Life Magazine have included us on their list of 100 best architects, designers and builders March 2017.

Matthew Ellis delivers speech at the launch of the National Federation of Builders' Heritage Group in Feb 2017. 

On 25 Nov 2016 The National Federation of Builders announced Ellis and Co as winners of their Heritage Builders Award.

The National Trust are covering Ellis and Co's restoration and repair of the roofs at Grade I listed mansion Tredegar House, under their project title Lifting the Lid. We are principle contractor and our heritage craftmen will be on site for 12 months. 

New case studies are available for our refurbishment and preservation of the National Trusts' Uvedales Corfe Castle, Dorset, and for our recent re-roofing of Salisbury Guildhall, Wiltshire.

The refurbishment of St Andrew's Church Blagdon has won the National Churches Trust 2016 Marsh Award.