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Stone Restoration

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Stone Restoration

Doors Surrounds

The following photographs  show two door surrounds before and after being restored. Some of the stonework was only badly eroded on the surface and after this was removed the good layer beneath could be recarved. This saved as much of the original stonework as possible. It also saved the considerable expense of buying new stone to be carved and fixed.

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Stone Restoration

Restoring a modern property

Painting stonework with plasticized paints is a bad idea. Natural stone lasts significantly longer if it is not painted. Painting doesn’t allow ‘breathability’ ; air and moisture to permeate through the stone and to be released. Trapped moisture will accelerate the erosion of the stone costing more money to the property owner the longer that the paint remains.    

The following photographs show the restoration of a modern property where the stonework had been painted. I removed the paint by steam cleaning and pressure washing with a Thermatech machine. You can see the condition of the stonework beneath. Fortunately the paint had been applied more recently and I could restore the stone work beneath rather than having to replace it with new stone. I removed the top layers where it was eroded, because of moisture retention, and then re–carved the original stone in place. This saved the customers a considerable amount of money.

Stone Restoration

Restoring a fireplace

I restored a 100 year old fireplace in a former rectory. It had been covered up behind an unused chimney and discovered by the new house owners.  I restored this by keeping as much of the original stonework as possible.

I also added added a Blue Lias hearth.
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