Building & Conservation Ltd


Philip Turton


Cardiff Castle


Our Director Philip Turton MCIOB, was asked to quality control the stone masonry works at the Castle and be part of the team on the biggest Conservation projects of its kind in the UK at the time.

We as a company was then asked to tender for the continuing phases of works and after winning, in competitive Tendering, won phase 2 on the Main House and Clock Tower.

We have worked on the Cardiff Castle project for over 12 continuous years and this project brought every type of conservation technique to our armoury.

From Complete re-pointing of the clock tower in Lime Mortars with Magnesium Steerate additives by St Astir,  Gold Leaf windows, Involvement with Hurst Conservation on the access and co-ordination for the conservators work to the figures, Complete re-pointing of the Norman Keep and the scaffold bridge to supply materials to the works area, The ladies walk that had over 450 cintec Anchors fixed to stitch the wall back together before re-pointing and stone replacement could be done.

The works to the Animal Wall that required graffiti removal, 100% cut out and re-point with Hydraulic Mortar, stone indent repairs and the most important, new eyes and carved parts to the Animals that have been damaged by vandalism.

We carried out the stone element to the state of the art Interpretation centre as specialist Sub-contractors.


We won the Conservation Project of the Year Award on 2 separate years, The international runners up award, British building maintenance award and commendation by Cardiff County Council for Outstanding workmanship on a World Heritage Site.


We still feel that this project over the years has given our company a solid footing in Conservation techniques.