Marsh Award for Traditional Building Skills

The Award recognises the contribution of an individual to the conservation of historic buildings and ancient monuments.
In 2008 for the first time the Award was presented in two categories for an individual craftsperson and a trainer, in order to ensure that not only the leading practititioners of traditional building crafts are recognised for their work, but also those who are ensuring that these ways of working are kept alive through their training and teaching skills

The Award is run in partnership with English Heritage and CITB Construction Skills and the inaugural Award was presented in 2006.

The 2012 winner is Nigel Gervis

This year it was decided, by the judging panel, that only one Award should be presented to an individual trainer who has demonstrated outstanding work within the built heritage sector.

Nigel Gervis is currently the owner and Technical Director of Ty-Mawr Lime Ltd. Re-introducing traditional skills has been of primary concern for the business through Nigel’s passion, he started organising and running courses in 1996 for homeowners, builders and then later, professional specifiers.

Over the last 17 years, Nigel has shared his endless enthusiasm with over 10,000 delegates from all over the world who have attended Ty-Mawr’s core courses from contractors and apprentices to homeowners, architects and conservation officers.

Nigel continues to design and run tailor-made courses for a diverse range of organisations such as the Churches Conservation Trust, National Trust Wales, Her Majesty’s Prisons and British Waterways. Additionally he has also worked on projects internationally.
Nigel is committed to mixing more traditional methods with more modern and greener materials and promoting sustainability, which in today’s world is something that should be prevalent in most aspirations.


English Heritage and CITB Construction Skills
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Bridge Business Park
674 Melton Road

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