Christian Helling and Julia Gebel joined forces in 2017 to cater for the growing demands and increasingly high standards in the field of building conservation. Their passion for their trade is reflected in high quality workmanship and it is their ambition to apply their expertise in the historic built environment to contribute to the success of each conservation project.
Christian is a fully qualified Mason and Stonecarver. Originally from Germany, he owns a successful Stonemasonry & Stonecarving business in Cork for the past 10 years, mainly undertaking specialised stone conservation works and hand crafted custom stone carvings. His expertise is well known throughout Ireland. He has been involved in many exciting Heritage projects, such as the Conservation works on the Town Wall in Bandon, Spike Island, UCC and Belvelly Castle. Christian is on the Directors Board of the Drystonewall Association of Ireland and he also holds the position of Head of Training.
Gebel & Helling Conservation Ltd.
Julia completed her apprenticeship and her Master Craftsman’s Diploma in Architectural Stonecutting and Sculpting in Germany before she came to Ireland in 2006. Specialising in the conservation of stone and masonry, she has since worked as a stone cutter and conservation consultant on numerous private and public conservation projects in Ireland, Italy and Germany. She trained in stone conservation at the Centro Europeo per i Mestieri del Patrimonio in Thiene/Italy, and completed the BSc Management (Craft) at LIT and the PGrad. Dip. in Building Repair and Conservation at Trinity College Dublin with distinction. Projects include the recent conservation of Cormac’s Chapel on the Rock of Cashel for the Office of Public Works, several tower houses in Co. Tipperary, Belvelly Castle/Co. Cork, St. Mary’s/Carrigtohill, Dreieinigkeitskirche/Regensburg, Fontana di Bacco/Thiene.