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Terracotta

Terracotta in use from the 16th century for architectural detail, became very fashionable in the late 19th century and was available in a number of colours.


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Companies supplying goods or services for Terracotta
DBR (London) Limited
104A Consort Road, London SE15 2PR
Tel 020 7277 7775 Fax 020 7635 0556
Email: mail@dbrlimited.com
Website: www.dbrlimited.com
DBR (London) Limited is a specialist in masonry conservation and repair of both historic and recent buildings, carried out by our stone masons, conservators, mortar specialists, stone cleaners and conservation bricklayers. We are highly skilled at cleaning all building fabrics as well as statues and memorials. Methods include nebulous water sprays, Jos, Doff, Torc, Greco, Hodge Clemco, micro abrasive, controlled chemical and poultice systems. We conserve masonry, brickwork including tuck pointing, terracotta and faience, carry out hard landscaping projects as well as maintain some of London's most important hard landscape areas such as Trafalgar and Parliament Squares, including graffiti removal.
Lambs
Head office, Nyewood Court, Brookers Road Billingshurst, West Sussex RH14 9RZ
Tel 01403 785141 Fax 01403 784663
Email: sales@lambsbricks.com
Website: www.lambsbricks.com
Lambs are suppliers of gauged brick arches, rubbed brick, handmade brick, glazed headers, paviors, terracotta, faience and Wealden Sussex stone as well as stocking Portland, Bath, York and other indigenous British stone.
Shaws of Darwen
Shaws of Darwen UK, Waterside, Darwen, Lancashire BB3 3NX
Tel 01254 775111 Fax 01254 873462
Email: JWilson@shawsofdarwen.com
Website: www.shaws-terracotta.co.uk
Shaws of Darwen has over a century's experience of the design, manufacture and restoration of architectural terracotta. Their expertise in both conservation work and new construction combines traditional craftsmanship and handmade quality with modern innovative techniques and a technical ability in the matching of detail, blending of clays and moulding of clay bodies. The bespoke nature of the products means that selection of shape, colour and finish is not restricted to a standard catalogue range. The architectural terracotta colours include red, buff, tawny and grey, or can be glazed to produce architectural faience.
Thomason Cudworth Coade Stone
The Old Vicarage, Cudworth, Ilminster, Somerset TA19 0PR
Tel 01460 57322
Email: info@ThomasonCudworth.com
Website: www.thomasoncudworth.com
The techniques of the highly valued 18th century Coade Stone were lost during the 19th century. Thomason Cudworth have recreated these original techniques. Extensive research on the composition, and hand modelling skills from years of stone carving experience, result in the ability to produce work of the highest quality, both new commissions, including statues, figurative work, finials, urns and fountains, and restoration. Sculptor Philip Thomason began as a stone carver, working on Wells Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament and Windsor Castle. Since 1987 we have restored numerous important Coade sculptures as well as commissions to produce new work worldwide.
Universal Stone Limited
Grange Farm Business Centre Woodham Rd, Battlesbridge, Wickford, Essex SS11 7QU
Tel 01245 326721 Fax 01245 326722
Email: USLenquiries@universalstone.co.uk
Website: www.universalstone.co.uk
Universal Stone Limited is a leading specialist contractor in building conservation and restoration, and in the manufacture and installation of all types of natural stonework and other historic building materials such as brickwork, terracotta, faience, rendering and plaster. Established in 1939 as a traditional masonry company working on the repair and cleaning of all types of historic buildings, over the years the Company has evolved into a principal contractor in its field encompassing an extensive and varied range of associated trades including roofing, lead work, joinery, glazing, decorative metalwork, decoration and structural repairs.
Ibstock Hathernware, Telephone 01509 842273 Website: www.hathernware.co.uk/products/products-frame.htm
Terrafirma Tiles, High Street Stockbridge SO20 6HF Telephone 01264 810 315 Fax 01264 810166 Website: www.terrafirmatiles.co.uk