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 35 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.

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 are specialist contractors in the repair and restoration of historic buildings

We directly employ heritage skilled tradesmen to undertake the following trade work in-house. Our aim is to preserve the past...
Masonry/Brickwork

MasonryExcellence in masonry and associated wet trades.

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Carpentry

CarpentryRestoration of historic buildings and woodwork.

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Joinery

JoineryRestoration of historic buildings and woodwork.

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Roofing

Lead & Metal RoofingWe have a wealth of knowledge and experience.

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Roof-Slating & Tile

Roof-Slating & TileAble to re-roof any type of slate or tiled roof.

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Lime Plastering

Lime PlasteringUsing both hydraulic and non-hydraulic lime.

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Refurbishment & Reordering

Refurbishment & ReorderingSympathetic repair, restoration, or reordering.

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Repair & Restoration

Repair & RestorationListed buildings, churches and historic monuments.

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Painting & Decorating

Painting & DecoratingRestoration from start to finish.

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Conservation of Masonry

Conservation of MasonryExcellence in masonry and associated wet trades.

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Masonry Workshop

Masonry WorkshopFully equipped workshops with materials storage.

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Joinery Workshop

Joinery WorkshopDust free workshops with all the equipment required.

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Testimonies for Ellis and Co

Our clients include National Trust, Historic England, Landmark Trust, PCCs, and private clients.

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.

I was amazed how Ross and his team had managed to make such an incredible copy of the Servery screen at St Mary's Church without having the original timber to use. Please pass on my thanks to them. It must have taken hours of painstaking work to achieve this. We are all very impressed with the...

Adrian Patten St Mary's Church Bridgwater

I am writing on behalf of the clerk of Wells Cathedral to thank you whole heartedly for the splended work you and your team did on the North Nave Aisle Roof. Our Clerk of Works thought very highly George Lansdown the Site Manager who did a very good job.

Dr Paul Richards Wells Cathedral

We wanted to write and thank you and and your team wholeheartedly for the excellent and highly skilled work carried out to sensitively repair and reinforce our ancient fireplace.  We are absolutely delighted with the outcome, the quality of the work and the way in which the repairs complement the...

Listed Property Owner St Johns Priory, Wells

(on winning the NFB Heritage Award). This project took time and meticulous planning. Ellis and Co restored as much of the original fabric of the building as possible. The majority of the work was undertaken in-house by Ellis and Co staff specialising in heritage leadwork, joinery, brickwork and...

National Federation of Builders Awards

A triumph of the restoration is the way the elevations have been repaired so as to retain a soft patina. Only the most damaged bricks have been replaced and the lime pointing toned to match. Stone dressings have been repaired in Chilmark and Portland stone; the window architraves were a particularly...

Country Life Magazine

I am writing on behalf of the PCC to thank you for your professional attitude and the high standard of workmanship you showed recently. The PCC would also like to thank you for your helpfulness and co-operation during the job. We are extremely pleased with the church repairs and would not hesitate...

James Sealy PCC St Lawrences Church, Westbury Sub Mendip

The Evans's have done a lovely job of burning historic lead patches in place... another little bit of history preserved

Claire Harethwaites Architect, St Nicholas Church, Radstock

Thank you for doing this work.. and I would like to say how good the finished roof looks, there have certainly been many complimentary comments from members of our congregation.

Ian Penfold St Georges Church, Preshute

I wanted to write and thank you and your team for the professional job which you all did for us. Everyone at Christ Church is thrilled with the transformation of the West End and for those of us closer to the detail, we were most impressed with the way that you were able to solve our door problem...

Charles Rice, Chair of the Trustees Christchurch Bath

Ellis and Co carried out extensive reordering project for us at Westonzoyland church. The work was well executed and to a high standard. The firm are knowledgeable and helpful with a deserved good reputation

John Beauchamp B2 Architects

I met with the Site Manager on Wednesday and can confirm that the Health and Safety on site and site paperwork is all in good order ... I wish all contractors would take this aspect of their work as seriously as Ellis & Co

Anthony Harman Architectural Consultant, Gloucester Cathedral

It is excellent to have this phase of the Muniment Room (of Chichester Cathedral) completed and well within budget. Ellis and Co were in my view an excellent firm for the work; the working site foreman brought intelligence, skill and good cooperation to the job.

Colin Kerr Molyneux Kerr Architects