Heritage Stone Access has just completed conservation work on the facade of 85-89 Colmore Row in Birmingham. Work on the nineteenth century Italianate facade involved the delicate carving of details including faces and tails of beasties, column capitals and the re-carving of five complete finials on the urns.
Mortar repairs and pointing work of a sympathetic nature were carried out extensively across the whole facade. All work was done off the ropes without the need for a scaffold.
Heritage Stone Access first worked on the building in early 2015 to inspect the state of it. A comprehensive inspection was carried out off the ropes and these detailed conservation works are a result of that process.
Last summer HSA worked at Canterbury Cathedral where a full inspection of the stonework of the west towers was carried out using rope access techniques to provide both daily reports and a comprehensive final report including pictures and analysis on the state of the stonework. Work also included the re-fixing of loose pinnacles, conservation work with lime on the statues, and drops down the towers with both the Architect and the Head of Conservation allowing them to observe the stonework directly.
Heritage Stone Access Ltd. is a specialist stone masonry, stone restoration, conservation and rope access company based in Worcester. All our stonework is done at the highest standards by cathedral trained masons and carvers, and our rope access technicians are IRATA trained level 3 workers with a wealth of experience nationally and internationally.
Links to our latest projects are below. For previous projects please see Recent Projects.