USL offers complete emergency, reactive and maintenance services for all your requirements.  Our Special Works team are equally engaged in both preventative and reactive projects that may require urgent response. Operating under the direction of our senior conservation and stone leaders, the assigned team will ensure a swift and successful delivery across a wide range of heritage specialisms, genuinely offering our clients a comprehensive service.  We are on hand to support you with all your emergency requirements on heritage and listed buildings.

Every church building and its grounds needs to have a Quinquennial Inspection (QI). A QI is a five-yearly look at the church building to see what condition it is in and to set out what repairs are needed. These reports highlight works which are urgent and need to be done immediately and those which can wait a little longer but will need attention.  Periodically, churches require additional attention to help identify issues and carry out reactive and emergency works.

Backed by decades of restoration and conservation experience, USL offers a comprehensive service portfolio to address all repairs and maintenance on places of worship and historic buildings.

What We Offer

  • Condition Surveys & Inspections
  • High-level access surveys
  • Restoration & Conservation works
  • Stonemasonry & repairs
  • Specialist render & finishes
  • Historical Timbers & Structural repairs
  • Metalwork & glazing
  • Maintenance programmes
  • Nanolime treatments
  • Façade cleaning & treatments
  • Graffiti removal & vandalism repair
  • Fire & smoke damage repairs
  • Water & floor damage repairs
  • Statuary & Public Monuments
  • Secure scaffolding & site protection
  • Temporary works & stabilising

Recent Works:

USL Team Secures London Church Destroyed By Fire - St Mark's Church, London

USL were pleased to support and work with the Parochial Church Council at St Mark’s Church in North West London following the devastating fire on the 26-27 of January 2023.  Eighty firefighters battled the blaze at this Grade II Listed church in St John’s Wood from 11:19 pm on Thursday until it was under control at 2:22 am on Friday.  Luckily, no injuries were reported, however the whole two-storey Anglican building was ‘destroyed’.

Working in partnership with Bob Wilson Consultancy (Chartered Surveyor) and The Morton Partnership (Structural Engineers), USL delivered specialist Emergency Services to make further the site structurally safe.

Works included stabilising, temporary works, protection of heritage assets, sensitive cleaning and high-level access.


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