M&L is regarded as a world leader in the conservation of historic timber buildings.
We offer a complete suite of conservation planning services from initial on-site consultation to the creation of Statements of Significance and robust Conservation Plans. In addition to research and specification work, we are well suited to the development of Implementation Plans and all of the associated documents that make a project plan viable (budget, schedule, scopes of work, risk-assessment, etc).
Tens of thousands of hours
The conservation of historic timber buildings is a highly specialized niche within the broader field of architectural heritage and there are only a handful of companies who specialize in this sort of work worldwide.
We have a very particular expertise relating to wooden buildings that has been learned through careful study and thoughtful interaction with vernacular buildings.
Understanding the way that traditional materials behave and the way that traditional tools can be used to work them is essential to understanding old buildings.
From Medieval European castles to humble barns, our heritage carpenters have spent tens of thousands of hours working with some of the world’s most precious architectural treasures.
We are extremely fortunate to work alongside some of the brightest and most clever professionals who are currently practicing in the heritage field.
Our client role includes many respected organizations including in part:
Parks Canada, Alberta Heritage, BCHeritage, National Trust (England), National Trust of Scotland, English Heritage, and the Antarctic Heritage Trust of New Zealand.