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DOFF Cleaning Stone Monuments

DOFF cleaning stone
  Inspire Conservation use various cleaning methods for their projects depending on the individual factors and parameters set out to each environment.  In this war memorial cleaning project we used the DOFF steam cleaner which was used at approximately 100 degrees Celsius and a low pressure setting to gently remove the algal and lichen growths.  There was repointing of the stone in lime mortar also with our own brand of lime mortar, Ionic lime. .

Funding for the restoration for your war memorial

Memorial cleaned
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. .

Wivenhoe House Hotel; restoration of a Victorian Manor

Inspire Conservation were sought to undertake specialist conservation elements of the refurbishment of the Victorian Manor into a high class boutique hotel.  Essex University and education foundation ‘Edge’ are working to turn Wivenhoe House into a luxury hotel and innovative hotel school.  When it opens in spring 2012, pupils will be able to study for fast-track degrees in culinary and hotel management while getting on-the-job experience.  We are proud to have been involved in .
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