The Sekforde Arms
A building rich with Stout history. 34 Sekforde Arms has been a prominent building in London for many years ever since it became the renowned ‘Charrington toby ale and stout’ sometime before 1839. As a favourite for local businessman and factory workers alike its local charm never failed to pull in the clientele.
In 2015 it was rebranded as Sekforde Arms and undertook a refurbishment. During this time a plaque of beige tiles to the left of the Sekforde Street entrance, featuring the ‘flying tankard’, a raised ‘Toby’, and ‘THE HOUSE OF TOBY’. was uncovered.
Scope of Work
Williams Restoration undertook the award winning restoration of the Sekforde Arms facades. This included the removal of cementitious render and cementitious masonry mortar and replacing this with a sympathetic Lime mortar. This was used in conjunction with locally sourced materials. Once complete a soot wash was applied to the brickwork, this was to tone down the appearance of the new brickwork to match the existing and surrounding properties.
Williams Restoration have been named as the ‘Restoration Specialist’ responsible for the award winning project at The Sekforde Arms.
RIBA London Award 2018 and RIBA London Sustainability Award 2018
Read about the award. Click HERE.
Project location: Clerkenwell, London
Client: Hadi Sarmadi
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.