Specialist Brickwork repair Oxfordshire

Welcome to Ernest Barnes Limited

Ernest Barnes Ltd has over thirty years of experience undertaking specialist brickwork repairs in Oxfordshire, working on historic buildings. We are committed to conserving the historic environment and have an exceptional level of knowledge, skills and expertise in this field that allow us to carry out the specialist brickwork repair Oxfordshire buildings require. We have a team of highly qualified directors and experienced group of associates, offering condition surveys for existing brickwork in need of conservation or repair for both listed and period properties. We also provide bespoke construction services such as extensions, hard landscaping and garden rooms. Our extension, remodelling, and refurbishing services even won The Daily Telegraph’s ‘Best Refurbishment in London’ Awards.

Conservation of brickwork

Ernest Barnes Ltd specialises in the maintenance, repair, and conservation of historic brickwork using traditional materials and techniques. Our clients have been both national and international, including the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, The National Trust and numerous owners of period and listed properties. We carry out any specialist brickwork repair Oxfordshire conservation projects need and always adopt a meticulous approach. This ranges from our in-depth and academic knowledge of materials and techniques (such as lime based mortars) to the practical and conservative application of these, for each individual building or structure. This ensures that each restoration, whether it be the stabilisation of a leaning structure or other specialist brickwork repair, meets listed building application requirements. For all listed and period buildings, a suitable method of repair is used – on that is appropriate for the building’s particular conservation philosophy, which is detailed in tailor-made condition surveys.

Condition surveys

Part of our specialist brickwork repair in Oxfordshire includes undertaking condition surveys and producing specifications for local authorities, parish councils and private clients. All clients are provided with a comprehensive report identifying causes of deterioration, previous interventions and recommendations for repair.

At Ernest Barnes Ltd, we pride ourselves on our ability to interpret brick buildings, understand their historical significance and apply appropriate conservation philosophies.

We strongly believe in the philosophy of minimum intervention; we aim to retain as much of the original fabric as possible through the use of traditional techniques and materials. We incorporate more modern technologies where they are more effective at restoring and preserving specialist brick or building work.

Ernest Barnes Ltd is an Affiliate member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation.

All of our work is underpinned by a set of Core Values:

Specialist knowledge and expertise – Quality of workmanship and attention to detail – Providing value for money – Effective communication – Reliability and accountability.