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Painter & Decorator/Restorer

Chediston, Suffolk

The company

The inhouse painting and restoration team of the Heveningham Hall Estate, encompassing Sibton Park Estate and Wilderness Reserve, a collection of exclusive-use country houses, luxury holiday cottages, and off-grid boltholes spread over a privately owned 8000 acre country estate. Wilderness Reserve is a long-term conservation and restoration project - protecting English nature and breathing new life into historic properties. It is unlike anything or any place you’ve ever been before


The job

You’ll work as part of a dedicated painting and restoration team, providing services ranging from top-finish painting and decorating all the way through to restoration level finishing at Heveningham Hall, a Grade I Listed neoclassical building. We also work with a lot of traditional methods of finishing such as limewash and casein distemper on our Wilderness Reserve projects, working alongside other traditional trades and craftsmen.


What you'll need

Extensive experience as a painter and decorator working on high-end and/or historic building projects

Examples of your work

An appreciation of traditional methods such as limewash and casein distemper an advantage

Pride in your work

A team player with keen eye for detail

A Full UK driving licence and your own transport


Where you'll be based

The estate spans 8000 acres, from Heveningham to Sibton to Yoxford. You'll be expected to have your own transport to get to the estate each day. The workshop is based in Chediston, close to Halesworth.


What you'll receive

- £160 - £180 per day as a self-employed subcontractor

- Full time working Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

- Overtime, including weekends

- Stunning working location in the Suffolk countryside


Find out more

To discuss this position in more detail, please send your CV to or call 07983 967143.

All communication will be treated in complete confidence.


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