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Ian Storey formed Heritage Conservation limited in the Isle of Man in 1999 and in 2002 incorporated HCL in the U.K. With the arrival of fellow director Charles Mangles in 2003, the company name changed to Conservation Building Services Ltd.

Ian Storey - Managing Director and contracts manager

Ian has worked in the field of building conservation since 1990 gaining practical experience initially as a labourer and later as a stonemason, conservator and site manager. Early years were spent in the Southwest of England working predominately on the ecclesiastical and vernacular buildings of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset. He has worked extensively with traditional techniques and materials such as stone, lime mortars and plasters, cob, wattle and daub and heavy oak carpentry as well as traditional slate and stone roofing. Between 1996 and 2000 he worked for the Dorset based St Blaise Ltd, initially as a conservator and later as a site manager. The experience and projects were diverse, from repairing garrison and field guns for the Royal Armouries in Plymouth, to cleaning and conserving masonry in Gibraltar, or the dismantling and reinstatement of a Chinese coffered ceiling in the Republic of Ireland.

Charles Mangles - Director, surveyor and contracts manager 

Charles has worked with historic buildings since 1988, when he joined the Parks and Palaces Group of the Property Services Agency and became involved with projects in Hampton Court Palace and the Tower of London.

In 1994 he joined St Blaise Ltd, widely regarded as one of the country’s leading firms of conservation builders. He spent two years as PA to Ian Constantinides where he gained a detailed understanding of the principles and techniques of building conservation. This was followed by two years as a site manager, running jobs that varied from a Shell Grotto in Wales to a country house in Buckinghamshire, before spending a further six years as a quantity surveyor. Charles managed the finances of jobs from Scotland to Devon to Southeast Kent, which included projects on all types of historic structures from installing masonry anchors into a Norman castle to re-pointing one wall of an old cottage, via churches, abbeys, follies and forts.
In 2003 Charles left St Blaise and joined Ian Storey to form Cbs ltd.


Mascha Willutzki - Director, marketing

Mascha has worked with Cbs.ltd since 2003 on the company’s fine conservation projects both in the U.K and Ireland and was appointed a director in 2009. Since the birth of daughter Sofia she now assists principally with the company's marketing. 



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