Conservation & Restoration has a policy of using the least obtrusive techniques possible, striving to maintain the patina of façades and tailoring solutions for each particular problem. We use the expert skills of building lime mortars, pointing, plasterwork, leadwork, re-tooling and re-working stone.
Mortar residue, organic growth and engrained industrial deposits are often difficult to remove from stone and brick surfaces, especially if they have become established over large areas and considerable periods of time.
This method of cleaning usually involves application of a mild detergent to the stone or brick surface using low compression spray equipment. Once the surface has been prepared, it is then cleaned with either cold power wash or a steam wash, depending on the specific surface state, age, condition, etc.
All our products are compatable to the environment and all work undertaken with the necessary health and safety precautions.
Reference projects: St. Mels Cathedral, St Catherine’s Church, Russborough House.
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Very often over the years delicate and ornate timber work has been painted or stained with the result that the natural beauty of the timber work has been lost.
We can with the correct use of chalk abrasives and based on samples of cleaning, remove the years of paint and grime that may have built up to bring the timber back to its original glory.
Should the surface of the timber be unfortunately subject to fire damage this damage can also be sympathetically removed to reveal the original detailing.
Conservation & Restoration offer a full management package to our Clients consisting of:
C & R ensure that health and safety is of primary importance and the initial consideration before commencing a project. All our operatives undertake the Solus accredited Safepass scheme and have safety training to complement their various skills updated on a regular basis.
We also act as a responsible contractor and employ the services of a Consultant with the necessary qualifications and membership of professional bodies to oversee all aspects of our health and safety. Conservation & Restoration together with the company safety policy document always issued detailed method statements for all work undertaken.
We undertake all aspects of traditional plastering including lime render, lath and plaster cornice works, in-situ moulding and mortar repairs. Together with our partners at Limeworx ( put in link) we provide a comprehensive service to Architects and Contractors. Lime plaster work can involve removal of render, total or partial re render, running of cornices to match, window entablatures and cornice works.
Projects undertake include:
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