Traditional skills boost

Sheffield-based Martin-Brooks is joining forces with a stone mason to bring the skills needed to preserve the country’s architectural heritage under one roof.

The foofing specialists is working with Doncaster’s Historic Building Restoration to provide a complete renovation service for the UK’s listed buildings.

Both South Yorkshire firms specialise in repairs to historic buildings and work closely with English Heritage. Their partnership has seen them secure a number of large scale contracts, which require traditional roofing and lead welding practices, as well as specialist stone masonry and cleaning.