Technical research on dampness, breathability and building materials
Comprehensive holistic dampness surveys
Non-invasive technology against rising damp... ideal for listed buildings and churches
Sympathetic building restoration
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Welcome to Core Conservation!

What Do We Do?

We are a team of building conservation specialists, scientists and engineers under one roof, holistically investigating and permanently solving complex and often long-standing problems in older buildings.

We specialize in investigating and solving dampness-related problems in any building, advocating traditional, building-friendly and breathable materials and practices. We understand very well the differences between old and new buildings in terms of architecture, building philosophy and materials used, and the damages non-breathable materials can do to old buildings.

We also believe in innovation. We use a mix of old and new technologies - as long as they are building-friendly, breathable and non-invasive - including traditional Roman waterproofing mortars, insulating lime plasters and non-invasive magnetic damp proof courses to permanently resolve dampness and insulation problems - creating dry and warm homes as a result.

We have won numerous industry awards including the 2020 Homebuilding and Renovating Awards in the „Best Insulation Supplier“ category as well as the 2020 Build-It Awards, in the "Best Innovation in Insulation" category.

We work nationwide - Throughout the UK and Ireland.

Core Conservation Awards

Recently won industry awards

Our Mission Statement

  1. To embrace, reinstate and promote traditional solutions, materials and practices for the restoration of old buildings, where those exist. 
  2. To research conservation friendly, non-invasive alternatives to problems with no traditional solutions, or where existing solutions do not meet 21st century needs and expectations.
  3. Through research take everything back to basics, to clarify, demonstrate and explain in plain English the various mechanisms, drivers and underlying principles of moisture movement in order to bring more clarity into this field.

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Research &

We do in-house research. In our lab we investigate various aspects of moisture movement including of rising damp, the wetting-drying cycle, and properties of building materials.


We investigate dampness problems holistically using cutting edge diagnosis tools. We find the root-cause of long-standing dampness problems - difficult and challenging cases are our specialty.


Once the root cause of the problems have been identified, we explain you everything in plain English, outlying the remedy options with particular attention to building friendly, traditional options. 

& Plasters

We advocate building friendly technologies and materials. We know how important is for old buildings to breathe, and the damages some modern materials and cement can do.