Thread continuously check, review, research and develop our technical expertise.

Sound technical knowledge and expertise in materials and the specification of conservation work are critical to securing the future of historic structures. Equally, embracing and understanding the potential of new emerging technologies is vital in the design of new buildings.

Thread undertake funded research, alongside live project work, and are currently working with Bath University and Historic England to investigate damp movement in masonry construction. We are also conducting an in-house research project on carbon dating lime mortar using lump lime samples. Early dating test results from the Italian laboratory are suggestive of exciting findings and we are seeking funds and collaborators to develop this work. Our current new build projects include investigative research into printed structural glass and rammed earth structures.