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A Personal Approach

At Aldis and May we have an exceptional team of conservators and craftspeople who have a shared ethos of hard work, high standards and who take real pride in their work. It was because of these shared core values that the founding directors decided to combine and utilise their skills and knowledge and work in collaboration. This partnership allows the team to excel in its commitment to best practice and provide our clients with the level of service and quality workmanship they knew could be possible. Their hands-on approach means each project is managed personally by them, on the ground, from start to finish.

Our Founding Directors
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Sam Aldis BA (Hons)
Director & Senior Conservator
SSSTS, CSCS, PASMA, First Aider, MHFA, Fire Marshall, Asbestos Awareness Trained, IPAF, Slinger Banksman, IPAF Harness Trained

Sam graduated from Norwich University College of the Arts with a Degree in Fine Art Sculpture with Honours before taking up a Sculpture Internship in New York. His desire to learn how things were made and his appreciation of craftsmanship progressed to a passion for architecture and a determination to hone his practical skills. Returning to Norwich, Sam trained in conservation under Simon Swann ACR working his way up over a number of years from labourer and technician, to senior conservator running large projects such as Shire Hall, Chelmsford and the Swiss Gardens Grotto, Bedford. Moving on from Simon Swann Associates and down to London, Sam went on to undertake high profile projects for Taylor Pearce Restoration Services including The Natural History Museum and managing the conservation of the decorative elements at Temperate House, Kew Gardens. Sam's exceptionally high standards and expectations of himself and his team ensure he always goes above and beyond on every single project.

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Katie May Langridge MA, BA (Hons)
Director & Senior Conservator
SSSTS, CSCS, PASMA, First Aider, MHFA, Fire Marshall, Asbestos Awareness Trained, DBS Checked, NVQ 2 Health and Safety in the Workplace

Katie’s appreciation of chemistry and art led her to begin her conservation career at the University of Lincoln, studying for both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Conservation and Restoration where she researched and wrote her dissertation on Lime Mortars. Discovering a love of the unique challenges involved in the conservation of historic buildings, Katie went on to work for the English Heritage Trust and several commercial conservation companies around the UK and abroad before setting up KL Conservation. Katie has worked all over the world including the Middle East and Europe where she worked for a time on her most profound project at Auschwitz-Birkenau to conserve wall paintings within the camp. She regularly works as a project manager and conservation consultant for filming and event supervision in historic and sensitive buildings and monuments. Katie often works with local communities during her projects, supervising open days and workshops and providing talks and training in conservation.

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