Category Archives: Stone walls

Britain’s Empty Homes BBC1 with Michael Sheppard and Baptist chapel conversion

Chapel House entrance
  Inspire Conservations very own Michael Sheppard has been part of the Britain’s Empty Homes programme on BBC1 today showing his family home and soon to be Lincoln office as an example of a full redevelopment of an empty building.  The show can be seen in the clip below: http://www.bbc.co.uk/i/b03gltdq/ Chapel House is a former Baptist chapel which has stood empty for a number of years and is adjoined to another house which will .

Magdalen College Longwall Stone Conservation Project Complete

Longwall stone work restoration
  Magdalen College is one of the main Oxford colleges and we have had the pleasure of returning there again this summer to work on the Longwall.  Longwall dates from 1485 and is grade II* listed, built from Taynton stone and in places is not in the best condition.  Inspire Conservation were approached to work on a section of the wall to start the long term commitment to restoring the stonework and consolidating the .

Stone masonry services in Buckinghamshire

Potterspury House Complete
  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 .

Historic garden walling and lime pointing works

Lime mortar pointing
Inspire Conservation have had a busy few months on various projects since our last post and would like to share a few completed projects. Heath and Reach is an idyllic village on the old Roman A5 route to London. The Grange is on the old coach road and a former residence of important lawyers from the neighbouring town of Leighton Buzzard in the early 18th century.  The property has been extended and the grounds .
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