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Abbots Langley war memorial has been cleaned by Inspire Conservation with the DOFF super heated water system and repointed with lime mortar ready for the winter months and the second phase of work, which will take place in the new year. The monument was heavily colonised by algal growths and the lettering was barely legible, but since the cleaning it is clear that the names can now be read. The second phase of .
Hertford Heath is a village in Hertfordshire who at the beginning of 2013 called upon Michael Sheppard to assess their war memorial and compile a specification of work to restore it. The programme included cleaning with the DOFF super heated water system, lime mortar grouting, pointing and consolidation and general repairs to the surrounding base. The PCC managed to raise the funds necessary to complete the works and so at the latter stages of .
Essendon PCC contacted Inspire Conservation seeking our war memorial and stone cleaning services and we were instructed to DOFF clean their war memorial in time for the 2013 armistice day commemorations. The small memorial was cleaned with our super heated water system to gently remove the algal and lichen growths from the surface. The whole monument was then sprayed with an ammonia based biocide to actively remove any further growths for the next .
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. .
We have completed another war memorial conservation project, this time in Oxfordshire. Standlake village PCC commissioned Inspire Conservation to clean their war memorial with the DOFF steam cleaning system and further restore the lead lettering by ensuring that they were all adhered satisfactorily and repainted with enamel paints. The monument responded well and the effect speaks for itself. The local residents were all very happy with the result and we are glad to have .
Inspire Conservation have been in Wiltshire cleaning a war memorial and we have a few more to complete in the new year once the weather improves. Until then, have a look at our smallest war memorial yet which was cleaned with the DOFF steam cleaner to reveal the lettering in time for the November 11th commemoration.
We thought we would have a bit of fun and plot some of the projects that Michael Sheppard and Inspire Conservation have completed projects over the last eight years and it turns out that it covers quite a distance…
Have a look at the English Heritage conservation bulletin which focuses on the centennial of the first world war and all things war memorial related. A good read and one that it obviously very current. Enjoy! http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/publications/conservation-bulletin-71
Inspire Conservation clean and conserve numerous war memorials nationwide and this example proves how far we work for these important structures. We realise the importance of these monuments to the local communities and will go the extra mile to ensure that they are sensitively and effective conserved, especially in time for Armistice day. Our offices in Buckinghamshire and Lincolnshire help us serve the whole of the UK for our monument and statue conservation .