Tunbridge Wells, Methodist Church

95-97 Harley Street

About

The church was opened on June 3, 1873, to a design by London architect Charles Bell. The gothic-style building in London Road. It falls within the Royal Tunbridge Wells Conservation Area and is on the town’s local list of heritage assets. Made of ragstone, bath stone and granite under a slate roof by local builders Willicombe and Oakley, the church has a lower ground-floor level where there is a meeting hall, once used as a school room, and ancillary rooms. The building contains a number of stained glass windows which were added in the 1930s.

Over the years the Methodist Church in Tunbridge Wells had suffered greatly from poor drainage and years of weathering. The original bath stone was defrassing and the historic Lime mortar was degrading.

Scope of Work

Williams Restoration undertook restoration of the facades at the Methodist Church. This included the repairing and cleaning of the facades at the Methodist Church. This was done using a ThermaTech modular cleaning system. A system created with the environment in mind. Energy efficiency, water consumption and its low emissions makes it one of the leading resources for a environmentally friendly company to have. Due to the nature of the historic fabric of this building and it being of various materials Williams Restoration ensured all the works were done with conservation at the forefront of the works. This method also allowed us to assess further works due to the defrassing of the bath stone surfaces. Once these were identified we carried out various stone repairs using a Lime based, pre-mixed bath stone repair mix. Williams then completed various areas of repointing works using a historically matched, Lime based mortar. This was finished to match the original.

Project location: Tunbridge Wells
Client: Oakley Construction

Reviews

5 Star Reviews

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
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"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.
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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.

Wendy. Oxford

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.

David. London

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