The Aura Team – Jonathan Western

Jonathan Western


Jonathan is a motivated and conscientious Estimator with extensive experience in high profile restoration contracts and a reputation for rigorous attention to authenticity and quality. With years of experience in managing conservation projects and an MSc in Building Conservation and Regeneration, he is an expert within his field.

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Jonathan was our Site Manager for the Eshton Hall project, which went on to win an RICS regional award earlier this year!

Aura Conservation

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Incorporated in 2006, Aura Conservation have existed for over twelve successful years. We have a sound and experienced management team. We can assist you in any of your conservation needs and have a body of long standing and experienced tradesmen we can call on with specialist knowledge of the conservation world. Along with prudent financial management, we have a sound financial foundation that will see us prosper in the coming years.

You can contact us at:

Dunham House, 181 Wellington Road North, Stockport, Cheshire, SK4 2PB. Tel. 0161 442 9850 Fax. 0161 432 8478

Email  enquiries@auraltd.co.uk
Web    www.auraltd.co.uk 

Our Friends in Conservation,

The Historic Religious Buildings Alliance

We would like to bring your attention to the Historic Religious Buildings Alliance, Becky Payne, their Historic Religious Buildings Development Director, writes:

We are an independently funded network within the Heritage Alliance https://www.theheritagealliance.org.uk/ that brings together those who have responsibility for historic places of worship whether that is a churchwarden, a trustee or a denomination or a grants body.

We are all volunteers and are supported by our paid up members and sponsorship of our e-newsletter.

One of the key things we do is offer a FREE monthly e-newsletter http://www.hrballiance.org.uk/e-bulletin/ which aims to bring together information on Conferences, new initiatives, Government consultations, training and new resources. We now have over 1,560 direct subscribers.

You can contact Becky at:
The Historic Religious Buildings Alliance
The Heritage Alliance
5-11 Lavington St,
DD: 0207 2330 900

Eshton Hall Drone Image


A fantastic drone image of our award winning work at Eshton Hall the RICS Awards 2018 Regional Winner

In the News:

Slate landscape of north-west Wales nominated for World Heritage Status  ITV REPORT 23 October 2018 at 10:31am

The slate landscape of north-west Wales could join the likes of the Grand Canyon and The Great Barrier Reef after being nominated for world heritage status.

The area – which runs throughout the county of Gwynedd – is said to have “roofed the 19th century world” as slate from its mines was exported around the globe.

The landscape was assessed by a UK panel of experts this summer and it will be formally presented to UNESCO next year.

It will then be considered by the International Council of Sites and Monuments followed by the World Heritage Committee in 2021.

This weeks events list courtesy of:


have the following events happening this week in December on their events diary:

December 2018
5-7 IAFOR Conference on Heritage Hong Kong
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
5 Retrofitting Traditional Buildings: Principles and Practice Exeter
Exeter Library, Exeter
5 The Dykes Bower Lecture: Befriending the City Churches
The Art Workers’ Guild, 6 Queen Square, London
6 Polished Plaster
Buckland Filleigh Sawmills, West Devon
6 Maintaining Historic Graveyards
The Engine Shed, Forthside Way, Stirling
6 Commissioning Archaeology
Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford
7 Tadelakt Plaster
Buckland Filleigh Sawmills, West Devon
12 Conservation Ethics and Approaches
The Engine Shed, Forthside Way, Stirling
12 The Big Update
St Albans Conference Centre, Holborn
14-15 Financing Conservation
Birmingham City University


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