Specialisms - Metalworks


From humble vernacular material to world class architectural pieces, PAYE Conservation are capable of completing everything from the preparation of detailed research works to remedial conservation/restoration works insitu or off-site at one of our specialist workshops

Analysis & Surveying

As with our approach to all substrates, we look to understand the context that the object sits within and all potential influences from the outset, Our specialist conservators can identify areas of failure (or potential failure) and the cause and effect; often in advance of the need for any remedial works. Previous interventions can be noted where archival documentation is unavailable and proposals developed for conservation and restoration

Preventative Works

PAYE have a good understanding of the chemistry of metals and the impact that inappropriate combinations of materials can have on one another. As with most substrates, the key can often be the maintenance of a stable environment. Our advisory team can offer guidance on longer term strategies of protection

Remedial Works

Where necessary, interventions can require the object to stripped, treated, repaired and then made good. Our team of metal conservators are capable of addressing all aspects required and can complete all works on-site or off site in one of our secure workshops