Description: Complete Conservation / Restoration of two limestone piers.
Works: Cast Iron Repairs, Brickwork Repairs, New Stone & Mortar Repairs.
Location: Admington Hall, Admington, Warwickshire, CV36 4JN.
Architect/Client: Mrs/Mr Davis.
Description: Brickwork replacements/rebuilds to moat bridge to the main house.
Works: Rebuilt spanderel panels, flanking, and substantial areas in the barrels. Repointing carried out to bridge and stonework of main house accessable from existing scaffolding, Reclaimed bricks sourced, pozzallanic material added and NHL 5.0 used where appropriate.
Location: Baddesley Clinton House. Rising Lane, Baddesley Clinton, B93 0DQ.
Architect/Client: National Trust
Description: Brickwork replacements/rebuilds and lime mortar pointing to the garden wall and rear gable to the residential housing.
Works: Due to poor structural state the garden wall the wall was taken down and rebuilt to the exact same bond and repointed with a natural lime mortar consistent with the surrounding walls. Location: Packwood House, Packwood Lane, Lapworth, B94 6AT.
Architect/Client: National Trust
Richmond Road Oulton, Solihull
Description: This edwardian property had undergone modernisation, whereby the decorative lintels,column and corbels had been removed. The clients wished to return the property to it's original state.
Works: The original moulds were measured and then replicated, two of the decorative corbels were missing these were carved copying the existing corbels; the existing corbels were also re-carved . The lintels were worked to match the existing. Steelwork was introduced to strengthen and stainless dowelling to prevent oxidisation in the future.
Location: Richmond Road, Oulton, Solihull
Architect/Client: R.Ferguson, M.Wilson
Cubbington Manor House
Description: This 16th Century farmhouse, required new window surrounds in order to structurally strengthen the building and to restore it to it's original state.
Works: Several phases of works have been carried out including five white sandstone window surround replacements, a bespoke barrelled brick fireplace and most recently a bespoke white sandstone fireplace. All works carried were carried out sympathetically utilising traditional methods. The stone was carefully selected to ensure that only did the colouration match but, also the texture, the joints were carefully grouted, and then pointed with a natural lime mortar. The stonework was blended into the existing building carefully as the building had moved considerable. The brick fireplace was built to a traditional brick bond, the arches were formed carefully to achieve the correct springing points required by the client.
The final and most recent phase has been the building of a bespoke white sandstone fireplace, the client was advised by ourselves during building as to the details that would be in keeping with such a large fireplace, during this two large oak beams were fitted to match the existing oak work throughout the house. The end result is a variety of features that compliment the house perfectly.
Description: McCarthy & Stone Retirement Specialist required a building that would blend in with the area of the cotswoldssurrounding properties. Due to the bespoke nature of the build and also due to planning regulations it was required that the stone buildings were to be built by stonemasons.
Works: The total build including all boundary walls exceeded 1000m2 to include coursed walling, ashlar, and drystone walling. On the road side a central ashlar building was constructed keeping joint size to a minimum, ensuring all damp courses were hidden. The walling was to hand dressed, and pointed in a suitable lime mortar.
Location: Saxon Grange, Sheep Street, Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire,GL55 6BY.
Architect/Client: Mc Carthy & Stone
Description: Large corbels located to the front and rear of the property were found to be in a precarious state, and required immediate replacement/repair. The stone match was crucial as previous repairs had been carried out in the incorrect stone type, this is important in order that the buildings integrity is maintained.
Works: To the front of the property the corbel was replaced and the brickwork rebedded, whilst at the rear the corbel was indented and several copings replaced.
Storrage Lane, Alvechurch, Birmingham, Worcs
Architect/Client: Mr & Mrs Russell
St. Stanton St.Johns
Description: Holly cottage was originally a farm labourers cottage, it was found to be beyond economical repair. It was decided that a similar type of building was to be constructed using a locally sourced stone, all of the walling was hand dressed, and built in natural lime.
Works: A construction to match the original in terms of stone type and finish was decided upon. The remit was to construct a high quality farm labourers cottage. . A stone staircase to the cellar was built.
Location: Holly Cottage,
Mill Street, Stanton St. John, Oxford OX33 1HQ.
Architect/Client: Mrs Sharla Worral Project
Bliss Charity School, Northampton
Description: A contemporary new extension was designed to create a contrast between new and old. The new structure was added an earlier brick extension, adjacent to the existing Houghton (stone ) school.
Works: The stone used was Great Tew, this is the nearest match now available to replace Houghton. The building was built using a suitable natural lime mortar.
Location: Bliss Charity School.
Northampton, The Green, Nether Heyford, Northants, NN7 3LE.
Architect/Client: Mineral Star (Construction Company)
Nether Lypiate Manor
Decription: A limestone garage was required to be built in keeping with existing barns, replicating some of the existing stonework details. The stone was locally sourced in order that the match would be as close as possible.
Works: The building is a limestone ashlar building, the joint sizes were kept to a minimum.
Location: Nether Lypiate Manor, Stroud
Architect/Client: Lord Drayson
St. Martin's Barcheston
Description: Restoration of keys areas identified by the architect. The building is constructed from primarily Iron Stone with Limestone dressings.
Works: The tower was partially repointed to fit the budget of the PCC concentrating on area’s which required immediate attention. A new apex and subsequent cross was needed and also a replacement mullion to the main tower. A number of stone roof ridges were worked. Mortar repairs to the hood moulds on the tower were also required. The louvre’s were found to be dangerously loose and were replaced immediately.
Location St. Martin's Church, Barcheston, Warwickshire.
Architect/Client: Graham Beamish.
St. Mary's Preston On Stour
Description: Due to the poor state of the south wall of the nave believed to date back to the medieval age it was decided that appropriate action was required. Built from Blue Lias, Iron Stone, and Limestone
Works: It was decided that a complete repoint was needed not only to the walling but to the ashlar parapet wall above. In addition several sizable rebuilds were carried out where the walling was beyond repair, and new stone introduced where necessary.
Location: St. Mary’s Church,
Preston on Stour, Warwickshire CV37 8NQ.
Architect/Client: Andrew Holman (Chief Executive)
Royal Bath School
Description: A Substantial restoration/conservation programme was carried out.
Works: Replacement stones, indents, re-carvings, re-build of the balcony and a full repoint to the gable.
Location: Royal Bath School,
Landown Road, Bath. Bath BA1 5SZ.
Architect/Client: Harvey Stokes.
Bridges at Littleton
Description: A project had been devised by the Environment Agency to alleviate the high frequency of flooding to the local area.
Works: The Environment agency constructed concrete structures including fish spawning regions within it’s structure. The idea was to clad the bridges with a locally used stone in this instance Blue Lias stone. The bridges were to consist of the following:- 1 Foot Bridge and 3 Vehicular Bridges.
Bidford On Avon, Warwickshire.
Architect/Client: Jackson’s Ltd./Environment Agency.
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