Elizabeth Cheadle undertakes the conservation of polychromed timber in churches and historic buildings, as well the treatment of portable objects.
A preliminary assessment is followed by a condition report with recommendations for treatment. In complex cases a full survey with analysis of the paint layers may be necessary, as this will provide a clearer understanding of the history and dates of the various schemes. My fee for reports depends on the level of detail and time involved.
All work will be documented and photographed before, during and after treatment. Advice on future care and preventive conservation will be offered.
Work is undertaken either in situ, where accommodation and travel will be charged or in the studio workshop in Somerset. When working with assistance I ensure that I work closely with all team members. We also undertake gilding and decoration of new work.
Fees £35 - £40 per hour (depending on distance)
The practice is covered by insurance for accredited conservators with professional indemnity.