A number of conservators offer stone conservation services, including identification of the stone type, analysis of the treatment options and conservation itself.
Companies supplying goods or services for Stone Conservation
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.
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 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.
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.
Fairhaven and Woods Ltd
Northfield Farm Stoneyard, Lode Road, Bottisham
Cambridgeshire CB25 9DN and
164 Hellesdon Park Road, Drayton High Road,
Norwich NR6 5DR
Tel 01223 812555 (Cambs) 01603 487500 (Norwich) Fax 01223 812554 (Cambs)
Fairhaven and Woods Ltd are a stone masonry, carving, restoration and conservation contractor, owned by Lady Fairhaven, and operate two stone yards, one based in Bottisham, Cambridgeshire and the other in Norwich. They have experience in all aspects of the stone trade, including restoration, carving, cleaning and conservation, flooring, paving and new build, all to the highest standards, as demonstrated by the level of repeat business. They supply limestone, standstone, granite and marble, the majority of which is sourced from the UK. Their conservation laboratory in Cambridge offers advanced analytical processes, microscopy, studio conservation and consultancy services.
Hirst Conservation Ltd
Head Office, Laughton , Sleaford, Lincolnshire
London Office, 75 Cowcross Street,
London EC1M 6EL
Tel 01529 497449 (Sleaford) 0800 068 5418 (London) Fax 01529 497518
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 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.
Recclesia offer highly specialist masonry conservation service, from workshop or laboratory-based conservation work to on-site repair and consolidation work. All staff have extensive experience and specialist training. The director is qualified with a Masters Degree in Historic Building Conservation and NVQ Level 6 Conservation Management and all staff carry Heritage Sector CSCS cards. Recclesia is approved by Stonehealth for use of masonry conservation, repair and cleaning treatments including Torc and Doff, a Stone Federation full member and CHAS Accredited. Recclesia also offers traditional stonemasonry services, including copying existing features for replacement, stone carving, lime mortar application, stone identification and matching.
René Rice has worked as a conservator since 1985 and has worked for St. Blaise Ltd, Kervaig Associates as a partnership, Nimbus Conservation Ltd and the Butrint Foundation as lead conservator. Conservation work has included stone cleaning ( Holburne Museum, Clifton Suspension Bridge, Westminster Abbey), stone and render repair and conservation (National Trust), cleaning, shelter coating and repair ( Bristol Cenotaph), grafitti removal (Westbury White Horse, Bristol Cathedral), paint sectional analysis (Ammerdown House), gilding of railings (Victoria Park, Bath), statuary conservation (Blenheim Palace), cleaning and rewaxing of bronze statue (Queen’s Square, Bristol) and stucco ( Buckland Abbey RICS Conservation Award).
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).
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 humane bird deterrent systems to prevent roosting birds.
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.
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.