product solutions

Testing & architectural development services

At Orsi-Contini, our business is helping to find the right product solutions for business to succeed. We have a wealth of knowledge in construction, materials and architecture and decades of combined experience. We understand how the right materials and products can not only solve but also prevent problems in new and historic construction.

Our roles as building and materials specialists and technologists mean we have been involved in a broad range of work within the construction industry. Roles within the Institute of Historic Building Conservators (IHBC) include  Regional Education Officer and Technical Adviser. We also serve as a committee member of the regional branch of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) and hold training programs for them.

We are very active in delivering CPD and seminars on a broad range of subjects to trades and professionals. This includes  presentations at universities, Essex County Council Cressing Temple and various other national and international Architectural practices. We are development consultants to Singleton Birch, the UK’s leading chalk lime producer and Dyebrick. We have established a reputation in the UK and Canada, not only as a leading expert in finding product solutions for both historic conservation and environmentally responsible new construction products.















We provide independent testing, as well as advice and consultancy on specifications and products. 

We provide training in a number of traditional trades, from blacksmithing to lime plastering at our beautiful Norfolk location, or at your location.

We encourage, teach and support sustainable materials and living and run a zero waste facility.


Product development

Development, Design, Manufacture, Testing, Production Engineering, product engineering.

Working with Roman Products Ltd., Dyebrick Ltd., Enviroform Solutions Ltd., Fibrelime Ltd., as well as Sheffield Hallam University, Bath University and ARU University we undertake research projects and have both assisted with, and independently developed a wide range of highly successful new products for the construction industry.


We run a number of courses and seminars on the historic built environment.  Courses and day trips are run in a number of locations across the UK. If you wish to be added to a mailing list for CPD courses or day trips in your area please complete the form on this page

We have a fantastic space in rural Norfolk for CPD events, and can also arrange for CPD to be delivered in-house. Please contact us if you wish to be on our mailing list for future CPD events.

Testing and Reporting

Independent testing for a number of construction materials is available. We have completed testing and monitoring as well as identification of contributing factors of failure.

We can find product solutions for failures and have provided expert witness services on a number of occasions where identifying the correct cause of failure is essential.