We carry out Stonework repairs on many of our heritage restoration projects which are mainly for private stately homes, historic houses and ecclesiastical buildings. Most of the work is carried out in house, but we do call upon highly trusted stone masons and specialists depending on the project location and size.
Our specialist stonework service encompasses lime pointing and plastering and we work closely with architects and surveyors to ensure that correct lime mortars are specified on each project. Our office teams regularly attend CPDs with Cornish Lime - one of our trusted suppliers - to ensure that product knowledge is as up to date as possible.
Our project at West Dean College in West Sussex also required extensive flint work repairs which is very typical in Sussex. West Dean College is one of the best examples of 19th century flint work in the country, the main facade being the work of James Wyatt, commissioned by Sir James Peachey in 1804 and completed by Wyatt's son Benjamin. The full potential of flint and flint working skills is seen in the detailing of the building. Quoins are formed in square black flints; window reveals are knapped flint cavettos; the porte cochere is of limestone and flint flush work. Neat galleting of various kinds is obvious in all the work.