Respect for the visions of historical and architectural merit are crucial to our work.

The conservation of heritage, listed and ancient buildings requires specialist knowledge of the principles of best practice and the use of appropriate materials, tools, techniques and traditional craftsmanship.

Our wealth of experience and specialist project delivery is reflected in our client portfolio, which ranges from private individuals to English Heritage and the National Trust.

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Norwich Castle


Norfolk County Council commissioned R G Carter to carry out extensive renovations to the Castle Museum, which now houses an art gallery, as well a museum that is home to some of the most outstanding collections of fine art, archaeology and natural history. Read more »

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Forty Hall


The careful restoration of grade 1 listed Forty Hall in Enfield is now complete, with the Jacobean mansion carefully restored to its former glory, replacing materials like for like. Read more »

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St Andrews Church

South Lopham

The medieval church has seen its roof restored to its original glory, along with a host of other repairs and restoration works. Read more »

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Norwich Memorial Gardens


R G Carter Drayton was awarded, under the NPS framework, the high profile project of refurbishing the Grade II listed Memorial Gardens in front of Norwich City Hall. Read more »

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Norwich Cathedral Refectory


R G Carter is very proud to have a long history of both conserving and enhancing Norwich’s most iconic building, it’s Cathedral. Her Majesty the Queen visited the refectory restaurant in 2009 when she attended a special service at the cathedral. Read more »

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Binham Priory Visitor Centre

Fakenham, North Norfolk

Binham Priory was a Benedictine priory which is now ten centuries old. It was founded by the Norman baron Peter de Valognes, a nephew of William the Conqueror, in the 11th century. It was home to around 14 monks and a prior. Read more »


The Narthex, St. John’s Roman Catholic Cathedral


The Narthex is a visitor’s facility at the Cathedral of St John the Baptist in Norwich. It is home to an education centre, a gift shop and a restaurant, whilst also forming easy access to the cathedral and a link to its gardens. Read more »

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Framlingham Castle

Framlingham, Suffolk

The project involved the improvement of visitor facilities throughout the castle, along with safety improvements and restoration works. Read more »