You can trust our Heritage team to give your pieces the care they need.With our expertise, you're in safe hands.

Furniture Restoration & Conservation

Peter Hall & Son are highly experienced in antique furniture restoration and conservation. Since 1979 we have worked on many thousands of pieces from Cumbria and further afield, ranging from internationally important panelled rooms to the humblest of chairs. We have been retained by The National Trust and other nationally recognised heritage organisations, as well as private individuals, to care for their most precious pieces of furniture.

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Restoration and Furniture Repair

Our antique furniture restoration services are aimed at returning an item to its former appearance or making changes to ensure the piece can perform its original function.

We have repaired thousands of pieces of furniture and antiques over the years, from broken chairs to clock cases and oak panelling.


Our conservation services are aimed at the safeguarding of cultural property for the future.  With conservation we are concerned with stabilising, maintaining and preserving the integrity of the furniture, without adversely altering its appearance.

Furniture & Building Antique Conservation Services

In safe hands

Our Heritage team have a vast knowledge and are renowned for their dedication, care and quality of their furniture restoration work.

John Wynn-Griffiths, Head of Restoration has worked for Peter Hall & Son for over 30 years, has an MA in Preventative Conservation and is an accredited member of the Institute of Conservation (ICON).

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Historic Property Conservation

A major part of the work we do is historic property conservation.  Our Heritage team are retained by The National Trust and other nationally recognised heritage organisations.  Their reputation has seen their responsibilities extend to many of The National Trust properties within the north of England including reinstating the oak, marquetry panelled chamber at Sizergh Castle and restoring the Steam Yacht Gondola that sails on Coniston Water.

Reupholstery & Replicas

Our Heritage service is enhanced by the collaboration with our upholstery and furniture making teams.  Our expert in-house upholsterer is adept at both traditional and modern upholstery and so can revitalise even the oldest chairs with hand sprung and horsehair seats.  We have a collection of period fabrics for those wanting to maintain the original look of antique upholstery.

We can make replica furniture to match existing pieces or period properties.  Our interior design team have also assisted in places such as Dunham Massey: sourcing fabric and making the curtains to match the originals.

traditional reupholstery with horsehair chair restoration

More than money

Our passion for furniture means that we understand that the value of a heritage piece is not purely monetary.  However priceless, your piece will be handled with the utmost respect, care and attention.

So What's Next?

We take care of everything to make the process easy and enjoyable

See the Process

Taking special care

The duty of care that we believe in, is ingrained into our business. The respect we have gained over generations is a result of our honesty and integrity in the way we work. This is no less apparent with our Heritage team. From start to finish, you and your furniture will be treated with respect and the care you deserve.


Before we can give an estimate for any work, we will need to assess the piece.  Initial estimates can sometimes be done from photographs, however we will only provide an official estimate once we are able to physically analyse a piece.

If you can bring your item and leave it with us, we would prefer to perform our assessments in the controlled environment of our workshops.  Alternatively if you would prefer, or are unable to bring a piece, we can come out to view it on site or arrange for collection.


Before we write up an estimate, we will usually discuss with you, to what extent you would like the piece restoring.  Our estimates are purely based upon the amount of time necessary, plus materials required to complete the work.  The experience of our Heritage team means that our estimates are almost always accurate.

Once the estimate has been finalised, we will take a deposit to secure your place in our schedule.

Furniture Restoration and Repair

To maintain the integrity of a piece we always take into consideration the original methods with which it was made.  We will try to retain as much of the original as possible however, where new pieces are added or components replaced, these will be carefully made to match the original so as not to over restore.

Collection or Delivery

We will inform you once the work on your furniture is complete.  You can collect this from our workshops in Staveley, or else we can arrange delivery at your convenience.

Furniture Survey

For larger period houses or multiple items of furniture and woodwork, we can perform an on site furniture survey.  This involves an in-depth and careful recording of the condition of every item of furniture and interior woodwork, and helps to identify the priorities for restoration and conservation.  This is also useful for insurance purposes.


Be inspired by a sample of our previous work.

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Meet the Team

Head Office & Workshops

Peter Hall & Son Ltd

Danes Road, Staveley, Nr Kendal, Cumbria. LA8 9PL

+44 (0)1539 821633