Recclesia

We Are Recclesia.

Our staff of conservators, consultants, craftsmen and women are the heart of our company. As a team, we all have a shared love of conservation alongside the qualifications and experience to underpin our natural enthusiasm.

We are forward-thinking, creative and innovative in our approach to conservation, whilst at the same time abiding by a finely tuned conservation policy based on national and international research, guidelines and standards for best practice.

"Our particular collection of in house skills make us a unique company in the UK. Our collaborative and holistic approach to conservation leads to creativity and innovation between key conservation disciplines."
Jamie Moore

Jamie Moore

Managing Director

  • MSc Historic Building Conservation
  • BA (Hons) History
  • NVQ-6 Conservation Site Management

Jamie Moore

  • Managing Director
  • MSc Historic Building Conservation
  • BA (Hons) History
  • NVQ Level 6 Conservation Site Management

Jamie has been involved in the conservation of historic sites and buildings since 1998 and founded Recclesia in 2009. He grew up immersed in the conservation world thanks to his father Geoff Moore, who is a very experienced stone conservation specialist.

Alongside his practical experience Jamie has broad technical and academic knowledge, having completed a BA in History, an MSc in Building Conservation and an NVQ Level 6 in Conservation Site Management. He has a solid understanding of conservation theory and practice and has demonstrable experience applying this to the delivery of complex projects.

Geoff Moore

  • Contracts Director
  • City & Guilds Stonemasonry

Geoff has been working in the masonry conservation sector for over fifty years and has a wealth of experience and technical knowledge. He is called upon by architects and property owners for expert advice on complex masonry issues.

Geoff trained as a mason in the 1960s serving a seven year apprenticeship with H. A. Clegg & Sons of Chester before moving to London where he worked on buildings including Buckingham Palace and the Imperial War Museum. In 1979 he moved back to the North West and has worked on countless historic and listed buildings, leading teams of up to forty masons and training several apprentices along the way.

Geoff knows stonemasonry inside out and has been a leading light in conserving hundreds of our nation's most important buildings.

Lee Bilson

  • Heritage Consultant
  • BArch
  • MSt Building History (Cantab)
  • FRSA

Lee joined the team in 2016, taking up the role of Heritage Consultant, having previously provided conservation expertise on a wide range of building conservation projects across the UK and Europe.

Having obtained his BArch from Glasgow School of Art and his MSt in Building History at Cambridge, Lee has developed his fervent passion for the historic built environment, and has gained a thorough understanding of how best to care for it from his many years working in the sector; from managing the conservation of the Sovereign’s Entrance Gates at the Palace of Westminster and The Temperate Glasshouse at Kew Gardens, to acting as a specialist consultant for The HMS Victory Trust.

He also provided his expertise as part of a European Commission FP7 research project, which aimed to develop innovative and environmental friendly materials to assist in the protection of immovable Cultural Heritage assets.

Stephen Evans

  • Contracts Manager
  • NEBOSH Level 3
  • NVQ Level 3 Glass Processing
  • SMSTS

Stephen has been with Recclesia since 2011. Initially joining us as a specialist stained glass craftsman, he quickly became a key member of our team. In 2015 he was promoted to the position of Contracts Manager, focusing predominantly on the stained glass sector, carrying out many of our specialist surveys of historic stained glass, producing schedules of works and project cost estimates.

Stephen is qualified to NVQ Level 3 in glass processing, holds an IOSH NEBOSH qualification and has recently undertaken CPD training in surveying with RICS.

Paul Warrand

  • Contracts Manager
  • NVQ Level 3 Stonemasonry

Paul has been working with stone for almost twenty years and is an experienced sawyer and mason, having worked with Recclesia since its inception.

In his role as Contracts Manager, Paul has managed a number of challenging conservation projects including those completed at the Clive Engine House, works to Castel Dinas Bran (a castle on top of a mountain), Rhuddlan Castle, and Wenlock Priory.

Michael Batters

  • Senior Foreman & Metalwork Conservator

Michael has been working with metal for over thirty years and is one of the most creative members of the Recclesia team. Following a career in specialist fabrication work, he moved into the conservation of architectural metalwork almost twenty years ago and has been with Recclesia since its inception.

In his role as Senior Foreman, Michael takes a lead on many of the company's more complicated special projects, as well as overseeing the removal and reinstatement of all major stained glass conservation projects.

Jamie Traynor

  • Foreman & Heritage Joiner
  • NVQ Level 3 Heritage Joinery
  • SMSTS

Jamie is a highly skilled Heritage Joiner, and is very experienced in the principles of general building conservation. He has overseen numerous complex timber conservation projects, including structural joinery replacement and timber frame repair work.

He has also overseen the installation of new joinery as part of extensive reordering works to several listed Churches. His dynamic approach and excellent work ethic has brought about the successful completion of many of Recclesia's flagship projects.

Jamie was responsible for the complex reordering project at Grade I listed St Mary's Church in Nantwich, winner of a 2018 Civic Trust Award.

Katherine Walton

  • Senior Stained Glass Conservator
  • MA Glass

Katherine has been providing stained glass expertise for Recclesia since completing her MA in Glass in 2004, and has continually developed her expert knowledge in the field.

As a conservator of glass, Katherine has been instrumental in the success of some very complex stained glass conservation projects and has worked miracles with seriously damaged historic glass thanks to her technical knowledge and her creative approach to advanced glass conservation work.

Katherine has recently completed the Chemistry for Conservators course run by IAP and regularly delivers specialist glass training courses in Liverpool.

Paul Warrand Jnr

  • Masonry Foreman
  • NVQ Level 3 Stonemasonry
  • SMSTS

Paul has 15 years of experience working in the heritage sector as a stonemason. In his role as Masonry Foreman with Recclesia, he has been responsible for overseeing and working on some of our most outstanding masonry conservation projects including several phases at Witley Court and Wenlock Priory for English Heritage.

Paul is very experienced in both stone conservation and the production of new architectural masonry and takes the lead in both aspects. He has a thorough understanding of stone conservation philosophy in theory and in practice and is adept at applying his knowledge to issues faced on site.

Elizabeth Sinkova

  • Stained Glass Artist & Designer
  • BA (Hons) Architectural Glass

Elizabeth joined Recclesia in 2016 as a specialist stained glass artist and designer, with a background in architectural and stained glass painting and conservation.

Having obtained a first in Architectural Glass from Swansea and Glass Painting from The Glass Making School in the Czech Republic, she joined after a 40 week work placement awarded by The Worshipful Company of Glaziers And Painters of Glass. This gave her the opportunity to work at a number of prestigious glass studios with the UK and Germany, including Reyntiens Glass Studio, Canterbury Cathedral, and Salisbury Cathedral.