John Lloyd – Technical Director – Listed Building Specialist

Senior Technical advisor and Master Craftsman. Decades of experience in carrying out challenging projects to listed buildings, from cob buildings, significant timber frame residences with lime render, historic sites, churches and city grandeur built in a range of vernacular and fine materials. He has an established reputation for finding technical solutions to the challenges of repairing our built heritage, and bringing defective buildings back into good order for today’s use. Since the 1980′s John Lloyd has worked with many conservation bodies, including the National Trust, English Heritage and the Architects Association leading to the development of “best practice” and forwarding the cause of Conservation particularly in the use and application of lime renders and mortars.

Rowan Lloyd – Business Director

The company has a strong reputation locally with owners of private residences and period properties, and with professionals in the broader Conservation Sector. Rowan Lloyd holds a strong belief in the importance of highly skilled craftsmen & women. Their team strengths and individual abilities are shown in the technical execution of projects. This is seen in the training legacy laid down by the company over decades, re-introducing traditional skills and building a work force experienced in a wide range of craftsmanship.

Andrew Newman B Eng Dip Con – Senior Contracts Manager

Bringing a wealth of experience in project management and a knowledge of historic architectural detail. Experienced in developing technical solutions in conservation contracts while complying with planning constraints. He is passionate about the protection of historic buildings, from humble dwellings to grand estates, for future generations.


25 July 2012 – Heritage skills transfer lays foundation for success

CITB-ConstructionSkills’ heritage brick Specialist Apprenticeship Programme (SAP) has seen its first cohort finish. The five successful apprentices were tutored by world-renowned brickwork consultant Dr Gerard Lynch and collected their well-earned certificates at a recent ceremony in Milton Keynes. The programme involved learning essential skills to undertake heritage work on the UK’s considerable pre-20th century building stock. The nature of the work often draws mature apprentices with previous experience of construction practice and brickwork or knowledge of the traditional craft. The heritage brick SAP offers them a year of learning, combining on and off-the-job training that leads to a level 3 NVQ.

Traditional building conservation company Between Time Ltd, in Hertfordshire, has seen the programme’s benefits for staff.Director Rowan Lloyd says: “We have been able to give our employees the best training opportunity, expanding and consolidating their knowledge and understanding of historic brickwork and mortars from medieval times to recent days.

“Their practical experience was put firmly into a historic context, with an understanding of how materials were produced, prepared and transported in order that our craftsmen can put their detailed learning into practice on significant conservation projects.”

“The course has been a rare opportunity to practice advanced brickwork techniques off-site, such as gauged brickwork and rubbed arches, with advice and ‘best practice’ tips passed down from a master craftsman and excellent teacher in Gerard Lynch. Everyone at Between Time Ltd has been more than satisfied with the experience.”

For more information on the heritage brick SAP or for a full list of courses available from CITB-ConstructionSkills, call 0300 456 5561 or email