The Grade II listed Victorian school building was constructed c1876 with a later extension in 1895. The building had been suffering from poor external drainage which was evident from the staining on the brickwork and the internal damp. This, alongside years of pollution and weathering had also seen a concerning deterioration of the masonry pointing. This is in turn had led to some of the brickwork moving, particularly in the arch ways above some doors and windows.
Scope of Work
Williams Restoration undertook the restoration of the external masonry of the Victorian, Bellenden School. The works included the removal of defective pointing and sections of brickwork that had moved over time and the reinstatement of these using locally sourced materials to achieve a mortar that matched the original. Williams Restoration also undertook the external stonework in the removal of defective window cills and the reinstatement of new ones. Williams Restoration also completed the repairing and replacing of the hand made moulded brick work. These bricks were moulded on site and completed by our own specialist Heritage Brickworker.
Project location: Peckham, London
We worked with Williams on our RIBA award winning project The Sekforde, a Grade II Listed Regency period pub. The brief was to re-point the brickwork to the listed façade, which had been badly affected from the removal of cement based render that had been applied sometime around the 1930s...
Chris Dyson Architects
"Cumberland Lodge is a grade two listed building that is part of the Crown Estate in Windsor Great Park. We employed Williams Restoration to refurbished the brickwork on our main front entrance..."
Colin Baker, Cumberland Lodge.
The Williams Restoration team took on the whole job, from removing the cement render through to re-decoration. There's no avoiding the fact that this type of work is messy and sometimes noisy, but they tried hard to minimise nuisance to ourselves and our neighbours. They did a good job, and the facade now looks very smart and authentic.
John Cottrell. Regents Park Road, London
Williams Restoration left the job looking very clean and tidy. I am very pleased with how they have cleaned the stone work. Would highly recommend.
Gary Brown. Contracts Manager, London
So pleased with the work that Williams Restoration completed on my restoration project. I felt at ease with their outstanding customer service and knowledge of the task at hand.
I cant fault the workmanship of Williams Restoration. The site was always left clean and tidy.
Dean Bowie. London
Williams Restoration were always extremely clean and tidy. They provided the project with a good finish.
Graham. London. Ewell
Williams Restoration did a first rate job! Craig Williams is a truely skilled craftsman.