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Some of the grotesques that gained York Minster the Craftsmanship Award in the Stone Awards in November.
18 March 2013 | Stone Heritage
York Minster is currently undergoing the largest renovation project of its kind in the UK on its 700-year-old East Front, which houses one of the country’s most spectacular tracery windows with...
The walls after cleaning with super-heated water.
18 March 2013 | Stone Heritage
Londoners may have noticed that the wall in front of St Pancras railway station is no longer dull and drab, but bright red sandstone and brick. London Underground contracted AGS Renovations to...
Barnstaple Fountain and clock towaer after cleaning with Doff.
18 March 2013 | Stone Heritage
One of Devon’s much loved landmarks is the Barnstaple town square with its clock tower and fountain. The tower was built in 1862 as a memorial to Prince Albert, who died the year before. It is...
Cleaning with Restorative Latex poultice.
18 March 2013 | Stone Heritage
While Restorative Techniques have made quite a name for itself supplying the ThermaTech high pressure superheated water and VorTech gentle abrasive cleaning systems, the company also supplies a wide...
Using super-heated water cleaning on a rope.
18 March 2013 | Stone Heritage
Philip Scorer, who runs his own conservation business as well as teaching part-time at Weymouth College, has made a speciality of rope access.He usually uses the technique as a quick and relatively...
The finished piece by Geraint Davies.
18 March 2013 | Stone Heritage
Geraint Davies, who trades as London Stonemasonry, has produced a lot of architectural masonry and even some heads and hands for statues in Roman Catholic churches over the years. But this was the...
James Kirby's finished coat of arms.
18 March 2013 | Stone Heritage
James Kirby believes he had probably the best grounding in traditional stone carving available as a student of the City & Guilds of London Art School. He says: “They are the last bastion...
Cembrit’s Glendyne natural slate on the roofs of The Lancasters, overlooking Hyde Park, where the lowest price apartment is £2million.
22 February 2013 | Stone Heritage
One of London’s most prestigious developments, The Lancasters, which overlooks Hyde Park, has been topped off with Canadian Glendyne slates from UK roofing supply company Cembrit.The Lancasters...
Top. Gary Price, the new Clerk of Works at Salisbury Cathedral. Above. Stonemason Matt Barton fixes the new gargoyle he carved in Portland limestone.
21 January 2013 | Stone Heritage
The largest gargoyle to be replaced on Salisbury Cathedral for more than 150 years has been lowered into position and fixed on the Chapter House roof. It completes replacement work in this...
The limecycle that makes lime such a natural product to use as a consolidant.
18 October 2012 | Stone Heritage
Joanna Hull’s investigation into nanolimes and the use of consolidants for stone conservation has gained her a First Class Honours BSc from the University of the West of England. Hopefully it...
18 October 2012 | Stone Heritage
It is called The Arch. It is a work by Henry Moore, made of Italian travertine. It is priceless. Imagine if it had been damaged when London stone and conservation specialist PAYE was restoring and...
QEST scholars Will Davies and Tom Nicholls, who are studying at the City & Guilds of London Art School, working on the decoration for the royal barge.
16 July 2012 | Stone Heritage
Nobody beats the Royal Family in the heritage stakes and stonemasonry scholars of the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) played their part in the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.First to be seen...
Alice Kingma working on the latest Bath sculpture being restored by Bath College students.
16 July 2012 | Stone Heritage
Stone conservation students at City of Bath College have been getting stuck into some live conservation work on sculptures for Bath city centre. They have started repairing a second 19th century...
St Columb’s Cathedral, Derry, following the completion of the latest conservation work inside and out.
16 July 2012 | Stone Heritage
Derry or Londonderry, whichever you prefer, in Northern Ireland is to be the first UK-designated City of Culture – not to be confused with the European status of City of Culture given to...
The Angel Awards, presented by English Heritage and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation are back in October.

The Angel Awards, presented by English Heritage and the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation are back in October.

16 July 2012 | Stone Heritage
The government has said money diverted to the Olympics from other sources will be returned. That should mean the heritage sector is due for a £161.2million boost through the Heritage Lottery...