Chingford Station Road Restoration

Square Bay, Octagonal Bay A really unusual design where the bay is square on the ground storey and octagonal on the first floor. The stone had eroded much more on the left hand side for some reason. The owners had started the process by stripping paint but with busy lives it had become too much […]

Posted in March 2019

Ball Finials

What is a Ball Finial? Ball finials. They’re everywhere. Usually on gate piers – but a masonry feature that provides a function – as they all do – of compression or weight being applied to a wall or pier to stabilise the structure. Over time, these functional features were increasingly decorated and became the crocketted spires […]

Posted in April 2017

Wimbledon Gate Piers

Lots of little jobs of late, but one I enjoyed particularly was the restoration of these Victorian (mid 19th Century) Portland stone gate piers in Wimbledon. Moving and cleaning 160 odd years had taken their toll. Not only had the piers moved around, possibly due to the large trees nearby and possibly due to other factors, […]

Posted in November 2015

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We were delighted with the craftsmanship, attention to detail and value of the service and work we received from you and and your colleagues.  The quote was accurate and you held to it, and the finished stonework looks lovely as well as being a secure investment for the future resilience of the porch and roof areas.  We shall certainly be looking to you in future years for further projects.  Not only was the crafstmanship and costing very good, we found your team to be pleasant, polite, clean and tidy and always alert to issues affecting the congregation and willing to adapt accordingly.
The Rev Dr Gordon Giles, St Mary Magdalene, Enfield