CONSERVATION: the preservation of cultural heritage

Services

Stonewest Conservation Services

Retaining character & inherent value with precisely detailed, highly specialist repair and minimum intervention.

Building conservation is distinctly different from the physical process of repair and adaptation. It embraces a philosophical approach, that seeks to understand what people value about a historic building or place beyond its practical utility, and then to use that understanding to ensure that any work undertaken does as little harm as possible to the characteristics that hold or express those values, preserving the cultural heritage for future generations. Indeed, many of our techniques are reversible ensuring that future generations may learn from their forbears when they revisit the projects of today.

Conservation of important historic, architectural buildings and monuments is highly specialised and may incorporate a number of different approaches. Any project requires careful consultation, analysis and matching of historic materials often prior to the commencement of the work itself.

This ensures the correct methodology is put in place to achieve a technically sound result and allows our experts to undertake the precisely detailed, close-hand work necessary to maintain the long-term sustainability of traditional building materials, whether it be parent material or embellishment.

 

(Image right: Conservation of carved cherubs in Whitehall)

Stonewest’s Conservation team offers the knowledge and experience to provide everything from initial specialist consultancy services through to the complete delivery of complex conservation projects.

Our holistic understanding of the historic fabric and where and how decay has taken hold, means a philosophy of preventative, minimal and reversal intervention is adhered to wherever possible.

 

(Image left: Conservation of standing walls at Cowdray Park ruins)

Previous Conservation Projects

London Bridge Station

1 Derby Gate

Cowdray & Midhurst Heritage

Regents Crescent (Ice House)

THE VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM (Heritage)

Carew Manor

FORMER CENTRAL GOVERNMENT OFFICE WEST WING, HONG KONG

UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO CENTRE, HONG KONG (Conservation Package)

THE PENINSULA HOTEL, YANGON, MYANMAR (Conservation Package)

“JESSVILLE”128 POK FU LAM ROAD, HONG KONG

St Pancras Station

THE PENINSULA HOTEL, YANGON, MYANMAR (Façade Strengthening Package)

VILLA LE VOILE, HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM

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