Sally Strachey and her experienced team offer detailed investigation of environmental conditions, decay mechanisms and structural stability based on surveys, trial studies and periods of monitoring. They provide a client-focussed consultancy service based on their investigations, including full specifications, conservation reports and recommendations. They are regularly responsible for the development phase of projects including budget planning, initial reports, statements of significance, and applications for grant funding and DAC Faculties.
Sally Strachey's experience in the conservation of historic buildings, monuments and sculpture spans over 35 years and draws on a unique combination of both the academic and the practical. Trained as an Art Historian, she was part of the ground breaking team working with Professor Robert Baker on the West Front of Wells Cathedral. In 1984 she was awarded an ICCROM fellowship at the Bonn Conservation Workshops where she specialised in lime-based materials and techniques, and the conservation of polychrome sculpture and the development of stone consolidants. She was a founder member of the ICON Stone Section and a Director of the Nimbus Conservation Limited, before setting up the Strachey & Strachey Partnership in 1996, and subsequently Sally Strachey Historic Conservation Limited.