Client: Parish of Abbots Langley
Completed: Dec 2019
Category: Places of Worship
Contract Duration: 16 Weeks
Architect: Carden & Godfrey
What we did...
  • Restoration & Conservation
  • Stone Masonry
  • Brickwork Repairs
  • Stone Cleaning & Limewash

Universal Stone have completed an external restoration project at St Lawrence  in Abbots Langley.  This Grade I Listed parish church in Hertfordshire is a fine example of  flint chequer work, Totternhoe clunch and decorative windows.  USL acted as principal contractor for the external masonry repairs including render repairs, clunch stonework repair, conservation and replacements.

A quinquennial inspection by the church’s architect Carden & Godfrey, revealed that the local clunch stone, a hard chalk, was in vital need of repair.  As one of the most porous of stones used for buildings, erosion occurs quickly compared with other building stone.  Any new Totternhoe Grey clunch stones were chosen to match existing as closely as possible and were sourced from  H. G. Clarke & Son.

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On behalf of St Lawrence's we would like to thank the team at USL who have done such a fabulous job on our stonework.

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