Italian footwear has a reputation for being the best and Rene Caovilla does his bit to uphold that reputation. He started out in 1950 and has since cobbled shoes for the couture houses of Valentino, Dior and Chanel. His ornate, bejewelled heels are displayed in this elaborate shop, decked out like an 18th century Venetian sitting room, complete with gold-leaf furniture and china lamps.
Scope of Work
Williams Restoration undertook the restoration and conservation of the frontal façade decoration. This included removing all the existing, flaking paint using only hand tools being as sympathetic to the building as possible. Once complete we undertook the decoration using a bespoke matched Gold paints.
Project location: Mayfair, London
Client: Reflex Interiors
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.