"I've had the pleasure of working with Rob at Quarry Bank Mill on behalf of the National Trust who, it has to be said, is an absolute credit to Dorothea. It's nice to know the skill lives on in Rob and the guys at the workshop."

Daniel Armitage

Managing Director

Benjamin Armitage (Hyde) Ltd trading as Armitage Construction


'Geoff Wallis is the former Managing Director of Dorothea Restorations Ltd, whose workshops it has been my privilege to open in past years. Drawing on the finest standards of conservation of historic metalwork and machinery established over some forty years, Geoff and his son John have now established Wallis Conservation Ltd. They enjoy a longstanding reputation for the highest standards of ethical conservation and engineering workmanship in their field and I have the greatest pleasure and confidence in recommending them.'  


     Sir Neil Cossons OBE FSA FMA

     Former Chairman of English Heritage.

'I have had the privilege of working with Dorothea Restorations for over three decades and recently entrusted the early eighteenth century wrought iron sword rest by William Edney at the City Parish Church of St Stephen, Bristol to their care.  I was delighted with the quality of work undertaken, all within programme and budget, and I recommend them as caring, knowledgeable, ethical, reliable conservators.'

     David McLaughlin, Registered Architect, MSc (Cons Hist Bldgs), CAABC, IHBC 


"Dorothea Restorations and Wallis Conservation Ltd have carried out a great deal of repair and maintenance work to the historic railings and front gates at the Museum over the past ten years. They have many years of experience, a vast knowledge of the materials involved, meticulous attention to detail, and are a pleasure to work with. The finished product is always of the highest standard, with projects often completed ahead of time and under budget."

     Jonathan Lubikowski, Assistant Client Project Manager

     Capital Projects & Estates, The British Museum.

"Today was a refreshing experience, the lads were no trouble, as far as I can see there were no major dramas with gate fitting, and the client is happy with what you have done. It's been a mission for all of us, getting them back to site and fitted, thanks for your patience.",

      Paul Grandi, Site Manager, Stepnell Constrcution


 "Thanks and just a note to say, thanks for all the great work and help that you and your team have done, the windows look great and bang on programme.

     Phil Woodhead, Senior Site Manager, BAM Construction Ltd - North East


"Please tell your 2 stars that the work they finished on Friday has now been fully tested and in one day we milled 100kgs of flour.  We are very happy with the results of their labour."

Brian Kirby, Mill Manager, Clyston Mill, National Trust - 2018