The slowly subsiding stone porch on Potterspury House in Buckinghamshire is now complete as we have finished our stone masonry repairs and installations. Inspire Conservation have sensitively restored the porch and repaired the failing stone elements which were a risk to anyone walking beneath. The Bath stone pillar which was collapsing was dismantled and rebuilt to ensure its strength, including a few new stone insets and lime mortar repairs. The brickwork inside .
If you are a custodian of a war memorial or have one in your village or town which requires attention before the centennial event on the 4th August 2014 then you may require funding for the work. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) offer funding for the restoration and repair of World War One memorials, monuments and other artefacts for the centennial. The details can be found here on the HLF site with various options. .
Inspire Conservation are proud to be involved in so many war memorial restoration projects in the UK and we take great pride in these unique and community based monuments as they are normally the centre of local populations who strive to conserve and restore these little gems. As we are getting close to the centennial celebrations for the first world war we thought we would help out caretakers of these fabulous monuments with .
Today Google have celebrated Thomas Chippendale’s 295th birthday with a Google Doodle and I thought I might share an interesting fact about him and his work. As we all know Chippendale was a master craftsmen in furniture design and cabinet making. His skills and design were unrivaled in the 1800’s and his work is nationwide and international. Chippendale’s story of success as a master craftsman and prolific designer is very different to his .
Gotts monument in Chalfont St Peters is now restored and shining as it once was. The monument is constructed with field and knapped flint and lime mortar and stands on the ridge in Chalfont at the entrance to the National Society of Epilepsy. The monument was originally built by a local man who owned the wooded land in the area and built it as a landmark either at the entrance to the wooded .
Ashton Keynes is in the middle of the Cotswold water park, an area of natural beauty and outstanding national heritage. The water parks are disused aggregate quarries which are now a local attraction for wildlife and water sports. The war memorial in Ashton Keynes was in a poor state of repair and following a report issued by Odgers Conservation Consultants for English Heritage, Inspire Conservation were instructed to undertake the careful cleaning and repair of this .
It was noted this week in the local press that the windmill at Bradwell, Milton Keynes has finally received funding for the much needed restoration and conservation work required to save this unique historic structure. Many people who think of Milton Keynes do not consider its rich heritage and focus on the grid road system and roundabouts (which might I add are brilliant and we do not have the congested traffic of older road .
The WWI centennial celebrations will be upon us next year and it is only natural that there would be a influx of war memorials requiring repair and cleaning as parishes and custodians prepare ahead to the calendar event. Inspire Conservation undertake numerous war memorial conservation programmes every year and we are known for our understanding of these unique monuments. Ampthill town council have instructed us to conserve, clean and repair the monument including DOFF cleaning .
Here is another example of our cleaning system in action on a war memorial in Bedfordshire which is currently being restored for the centenary next year. There are approximately 70,000 war memorials in the UK, that is almost one in every village. These monuments and memorials are in various states of repair and we are proud to say that we have restored, repaired and cleaned numerous war memorials nationwide. The services that we provide include: .
Inspire Conservation have completed a comprehensive condition survey and treatment recommendation plan for another new client, PWR events, who organise well known events including Hampton Court Festival from their head office in London. Their head office building is known as the Brick House or Grove House in Hampton and has an interesting history and a very unique Moorish interior scheme in one of the rooms within it. Inspire Conservation were sought to undertake a condition .