PAYE Conservation Our Philosophy

Conservation - Renaissance (1558-1702)

The Renaissance period 1558-1702

The ‘Renaissance’ (literally meaning "Rebirth" in French) was inspired by the art and architecture of ancient Rome and can be thought of as both a cultural and artistic movement. It is generally regarded as having begun in Italy in the late 14th century spreading across Europe to begin a transitional phase in England from the late 15th Century. It encompassed the Elizabethan, Jacobean and Stuart periods, where the more complex proportions and irregular profiles of medieval buildings were replaced with the ordered symmetry of classical architecture

Confidence in our experience...

PAYE Conservation are well versed in conserving and restoring many substrates from this time period including specifically stone and plaster. We also offer our advisory services to clients and where required employ both preventative and remedial techniques to protect and preserve both objects and the buildings that contain them

Experienced Craftspeople...

PAYE Conservation believe it is imperative that only craftspeople who are experienced with traditional materials should ever undertake a repair in a building (or on an object) of historical significance.We always ensure that all works are extensively documented in both photographic and annotated forms; before, during and after any intervention (to provide a greater understanding of the building/objects chronology for the future). This can prove invaluable in developing and maintaining an associated archive


    PAYE Completed Projects

    Listed below are some Conservation Projects completed by PAYE Conservation. Clicking on a project will take you to a further larger image of an aspect of the project

    Cranborne Manor
    Sydmonton Court

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