Welcome to Recclesia

Recclesia is a multi-disciplined historic building conservation specialist and consultancy with recognised in-house skills and expertise in masonry conservation, stained glass conservation, and metalwork conservation.

Our highly skilled, experienced, and qualified team specialises in the conservation and repair of historic and listed buildings, churches, ancient sites and ruins. Acting as Principal Contractor or as a specialist sub-contractor, Recclesia works across the UK and internationally on specialist projects with leading conservation architects, conservation organisations, leading contractors, museums, and historic building owners.

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.

A picture of Jamie Moore

Jamie Moore | Managing Director

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

What We Do

Our Work

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#throwbackthursday to our works last year on majestically situated #dinasbrâncastle - another of our more recent works with @insallarch and their Conwy office - our masons had to overcome a range of challenges to carry out our latest phase of works on the castle, not least getting to the top of the mountainous hill! . . . . . . #masonryconservation #castlesofinstagram #masons #castleonthehill #castleconservation @cadwcymruwales #welshheritage @visitwales #cymru #buildingconservation #architecturalconservation #castles_oftheworld #castlesofwales #builtheritage #craftmanship #craftmanshipmatters #masonrycraftsmanship #welshcastles . . . . Some beautiful completion shots by @davidedwardsphotographer
Short: For this weeks #throwbackthursday, and as we are approaching our 15th Birthday in the coming month, we thought we would share one of our older projects and one of our founder and one of our founder and MD @jamie_moore’s favourite historic sites - our conservation work to two important parts of #chestercastle for @englishheritage @historicengland and working with @arrolarchitects Long: The Half Moon Tower and the Frobisher’s Workshop are the only two buildings remaining that form part of the defensive walling of the castle itself. They are joined to each other quite crudely and built using completely different materials at very different points in time. The Half Moon Tower was built using inconsistent quality of stone and the weathering characteristics change by elevation. The Frobisher’s Workshop is brick-built and failing facing bricks were covered over in the last century with a hard cement based mortar, which only exacerbated the initial problems. Both buildings had suffered unapologetic modifications to their original layout and the consequences of failing roofs. The objective of our works was to repair the external envelope of both buildings, along with internal structural work and timber repairs. The highly significant heritage context of the works required the highest standard and that the craftsmen involved in the project needed to understand the conservation philosophies behind the approach to even the most minor repair. As such Recclesia ensured that all staff were provided a heritage briefing and history lesson explaining the background and importance of the castle buildings. It’s this approach that has in more recent years led to our #heritageinmind approach to site health and safety for significant works. . . . . . . #buildingconservation #masonryconservation #builtheritage #builtheritageconservation #chesterheritage #cheshirelife #conservation #conservationcontractor #conservationspecialists #masonry #castle #castlesofinstagram #chestercastle #castleconservation #ancientmonuments
An excellent view atop @esgobaethbangor on a picture perfect day! Our team have always loved doing work for Cadeirlan Bangor and cathedral architects @insallarch - today involved a quick visit for our Conservation Manager @leebilson following on from our MD @jamie_moore’s visit last week after some issues with their flag pole - doing our bit to help the cathedral in preparation for the Episcopal Consecration of Dorrien Paul Davies, Bishop of St Davids, this weekend! . . . . . @cathedralgram @cathedrals_and_churches @uk_cathedrals @greatcathedralsandabbeys @englishcathedrals #welshheritage #buildingconservation #ecclesiasticalarchitecture #gotheextramile
Plas Alltran ‘24 - watch this space - so much work has already gone into this building over 2023 but keep an eye out for a lovely end result later this year, for a building once so neglected and seen as beyond saving! Our teams efforts along with those of @btp_architects is seeing this building not only be saved from dereliction but transformed into #socialhousing we feel the likes of @mrgeorgeclarke and @kevin.mccloud1 would appreciate! . . . . #buildingconservation #discovercymru #holyhead #buildingsatrisk #conservationrestoration #restoration #renovation #socialhosusing