The Wardour project was a nice change for us. It was internal. Unfortunately the building was subject to a very common problem. Gypsum plaster and cementitious mortar. These materials used on new buildings in conjunction with other cementitious materials work as they’re created. Unfortunately this is not the case on historic buildings. This building for example, originally built using Lime mortars was suffering greatly. As the Lime expels the moisture it has nowhere to go, therein sitting and slowly disintegrating the surrounding masonry.
Scope of Work
Williams Restoration undertook extensive internal restoration works at Wardour Street. This included removing gypsum plaster from the walls, cleaning the subsequent, exposed masonry, removing the cementitious mortar from the brickwork and replacing this with a sympathetic, locally sourced Lime mortar. Upon completion, as per the architects specification we then applied a ‘Stormdry’ breathable sealant to the masonry.
Project location: Soho, London
Client: Soho Estate
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.