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.

Architectural Timeline

We’ve broken down ‘Conservation’ into time periods to make it easy to navigate around our website. Simply click a time period below to explore our approach to conservation within the various periods and view projects we’ve completed…

Featured Project – Cranborne Manor

Cranborne Manor is a Grade I listed building in the heart of Dorset. Originally designed as a hunting lodge in the 13th Century, The Manor was significantly remodelled in the early 17th Century and has remained an ancestral home to a private client since. PAYE Conservation act in an advisory capacity for all works to the fabric both internally and externally and have recently undertaken the equivalent of a quinquennial report identifying all defects and scheduling all potential future works. These items were than prioritised to form a phased approach and strategies for repair developed to specification. This service is provided to help inform Estate budgets and offers a level of confidence to the client on an ongoing basis