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Stone Conservation

A number of conservators offer stone conservation services, including identification of the stone type, analysis of the treatment options and conservation itself.


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Companies supplying goods or services for Stone Conservation
Chichester Stoneworks Ltd
Terminus Road, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 8TX
Tel 01243 784225 Fax 01243 785616
Email: info@csworks.co.uk
Website: www.chichesterstoneworks.co.uk
At Chichester Stoneworks our team represent over 250 years of award winning stone masonry craftsmanship. We have a passion for repairing, restoring and conserving our country’s historical buildings, preserving our heritage for years to come. In addition we are new build stone specialists, involved in the creation of beautiful country houses and internal/external features e.g. cantilevered staircases, fireplaces, porticos and hard landscaping in finely crafted natural stone. Our hands-on management team ensures the highest quality of stone masonry design, manufacture and installation.
Cliveden Conservation
The Tennis Courts, Cliveden Estate, Taplow, Nr Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 0JA
Tel 01628 604721 Fax 01628 660379
Email: info@clivedenconservation.com
Website: www.clivedenconservation.com
The Cliveden Conservation Workshop since its foundation as the National Trust Statuary Workshop in 1982, then as an independent company from 1990, has developed great expertise in specialist areas of conservation such as statuary conservation, architectural conservation, stone, plasterwork, masonry, carving and the decorative arts.
Daedalus Conservation
Higher Barn, Holt Mill, Melbury Osmond, Dorset DT2 0XL
Tel 01935 83923 Fax 01935 83924
Email: info@daedalusconservation.co.uk
Website: www.daedalusconservation.co.uk
Daedalus Conservation is the specialist historical repair and conservation division of the traditional building contractor, R W Armstrong. It is an experienced principal contractor and specialist trade contractor, based in the South West but operating throughout the UK. Daedalus Conservation specialise in the repair and conservation of historic buildings, providing expert consultancy, advice and design, as well as offering all of the associated principal services; stonemasonry, carpentry and fine joinery, heavy oak carpentry, lime plasterwork and brickwork.
Hirst Conservation Ltd
Head Office, Laughton , Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 0HE London Office, 75 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL
Tel 01529 497449 (Sleaford) 0800 068 5418 (London) Fax 01529 497518
Email: pa@hirst-conservation.com
Website: www.hirst-conservation.com
Hirst Conservation, established in 1986 by Elizabeth Hirst, who was trained by the Bakers, who were amongst the UK’s most eminent conservators of wall paintings and limestone sculpture. They are on the Conservation Register and employs a number of PACR accredited conservators. The company structure includes a wide range of disciplines, including stone and sculpture, lime plastering , metal and bronze, stucco, decorative finishes, wall paintings, materials analysis, paint research and easel paintings conservation, using experienced conservators. Other aspects of their work include cleaning of building surfaces, gilding, environmental monitoring, moisture and salts profiling, condition surveys, and remedying ceiling suspension.
London Stone Conservation Ltd
Unit 25, Enterprise Row Rangemoor Road, Industrial Area London, N15 4LU
Tel 0845 500 2501
Email: lsc@londonstoneconservation.co.uk
Website: www.londonstoneconservation.co.uk
London Stone Conservation provide the following specialist services; the conservation, repair and replacement of carving and masonry on historic and contemporary buildings, the conservation and repair of stone sculptures, the manufacturing of new sculptural commissions in stone, traditional hand carved lettering and lime mortar repairs and lime pointing. Their experienced team of stone carvers, masons and conservators offer solutions to most conservation problems ranging from sensitive museum quality cleaning of sculptures to complete replacements of heavily decayed stone work.
Richard Noviss
The Old School House, High Street, Hook Norton, Oxfordshire OX15 5NH
Tel 01608 730675 Mob 0771 414 0574
Email: richard@noviss.co.uk
Website: www.thestonesculptor.co.uk
Richard Noviss is a stonemason and carver who carries out commissions for private and commercial clients. With thirty years experience, his work ranges from memorials and fireplaces to decorative carving and conservation of historic buildings and statuary. Richard studied sculpture at Exeter School of Art, trained as a stonemason and carver at Weymouth College and worked in Wells and Winchester Cathedral workshops before becoming self-employed in 1988. Based in Oxfordshire, he undertakes work in southern England. Recent commissions range from conservation of decorative sculpture on the grade I Tower of the Winds in Oxford to masonry repairs at Blenheim Palace.
Richard Rogers Conservation Ltd
Randalls Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7BA
Tel 01372 388222
Email: info@rrconservation.co.uk
Website: www.rrconservation.co.uk
An established conservation and restoration company with an experienced team of conservators, restorers and mount makers. Our highly skilled team is able to work with and conserve artwork, sculpture, metalwork, stone and historic interiors. Our client base is as diverse as our skill set and includes the likes of national museums, institutions and private collectors. We follow the highest professional standards in conservation ethics, offering consultation, full documentation of all work and advice for future care. Richard Rogers Conservation is included in the Conservation Register and is a PACR Accredited Conservator-Restorer with the Institute of Conservation (ICON).
Sally Strachey Historic Conservation
Temple Cross House, Lower Godney, Wells, Somerset BA5 1RZ
Tel 01458 832 441
Email: office@sshconservation.co.uk
Website: www.sshconservation.co.uk
We are award-winning, ICON-accredited specialists in the conservation of historic buildings, archaeology, monuments and sculpture. With over 35 years experience, we offer a full service from reports and surveys, including rope access, through to conservation on site by our team of masons, carvers and conservators, working on a wide range of churches and historic sites. We advise on and undertake the repair and conservation of architectural stonework, archaeological sites, museum pieces, church monuments, historic plaster and render, sculpture and decorative surfaces. Based in Somerset, we operate in the West Country, Wales, the Midlands, London, the South and further afield.
St Astier Limited
11 Enterprise Court, Seaham Grange Industrial Estate, Seaham, Co Durham SR7 0PS
Tel 0191 5214552
Email: info@st-astier.co.uk
Website: www.st-astier.co.uk
St Astier is a historic building conservation contractor operating across the North of England. The company has a wealth of experiencing in conserving and repairing Grade I and II listed properties, Scheduled Ancient Monuments, masonry ruins, ecclesiastical buildings and other structures of historic importance. Specialist building conservation services include natural stone repair and conservation, sensitive masonry cleaning, hidden/non-invasive structural repair and reinforcement, historic timber preservation, concrete repair & protection, and the installation of non-invasive helical screw piles and ground anchors for stabilising retaining walls.
StoneCo Limited
StoneCo Limited, Edginswell Lane, Torquay, Devon TQ2 7JF
Tel 01803 616451 Fax 01803 616261
Email: enquiries@stoneco.co.uk
Website: www.stoneco.co.uk
StoneCo Ltd are one of the leading stone masons and stonework contractors in the South West, including historic property stone restoration and conservation. Their fully skilled, trained and approved operators, including one of the only NVQ qualified stone cleaners in the South West and all their workforce hold Heritage CSCS skill specific card accreditation. They are are approved contractors for specialist equipment such as Stonehealth`s Joss Torc and DOFF. They also have extensive knowledge and experience in lime work including plasters, mortars and renders.
Stonehealth Ltd
Bowers Court, The Broadwell, Dursley, Gloucestershire GL11 4JE
Tel +44 (0) 1453 540 600 Fax +44 (0) 1453 540 609
Email: info@stonehealth.com
Website: www.stonehealth.com
Products and Machinery for sensitive and effective stone and masonry cleaning and paint removal. Our expertise has been relied upon for over 25 years by architects, specifiers and the building restoration industry. We are best known for our DOFF and TORC machines and Clean-Film products which are exclusive to Stonehealth. We support specifiers with trials, testing, feasibility studies and CPD as well as through our list of approved contractors. Some notable buildings where our systems and products have been used include Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Tower of London, Hampton Court, Albert Memorial, St Pancras.
Fairhaven and Woods Ltd, Northfield Farm Stoneyard, Lode Road, Bottisham Cambridgeshire CB25 9DN and 164 Hellesdon Park Road, Drayton High Road, Norwich NR6 5DR Telephone 01223 812555 (Cambs) 01603 487500 (Norwich) Fax 01223 812554 (Cambs) Website: www.fairhavenandwoods.co.uk