Bosence Building Conservation was established in 2005 by Ben Bosence BA (hons) MA RCA

instagram: @bosence_build

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instagram: @localworkstudio


Principal consultant and conservator Ben Bosence has 20 years experience in the field of building conservation, and over 25 years of continuously working with the same materials. The practice offers specialist advice, research and exemplar repairs of stone masonry, plasters, mortars, terracotta, earth and lime. Our work has recently been published in the updated series of repair guides by Historic England: Practical Building Conservation.

We offer 2 distinct services:
Historic Building Consultancy and Vernacular Material Consultancy.

Ben is often employed by architects who require specialist knowledge on the repair of historic buildings. We offer an in-depth understanding and experience in vernacular building materials, styles and crafts. We can also advise on the creative application of vernacular materials and crafts to contemporary buildings.

After completing a masters degree in Ceramics and Glass from the Royal College of Art in 2000, Ben was initially employed as manager of an architectural terracotta and faience workshop, completing many high profile jobs for historic public buildings. In 2005 Ben established Bosence Building Conservation. The company has worked on numerous projects for significant historic buildings, royal palaces, large private homes, churches and local government. The company continues to grow offering creative, skillful practice and advice.

Bosence Building Conservation is distinctive in that it offers an in-depth understanding of materials and processes reinforced by practical expertise, and a breadth of experience working on historic sites throughout the UK and Europe.

Ben continues to research and innovate within his specialist field and has recently formed the company Local Works Studio in partnership with a Landscape Architect. They are developing new landscape-led design projects working with local materials, waste, crafts and people.