Client: St Peter Notting Hill
Completed: March 2020
Category: Places of Worship
Contract Duration: 21 Weeks
Architect: Sheppard Architects
What we did...
  • Restoration & Conservation
  • Stone Masonry
  • External Facade Cleaning
  • New Stone Carvings
  • Specialist Services
  • Redecoration

Our teams of stone experts were on location at St. Peter’s Notting Hill, undertaking the impressive façade restoration and cleaning of this Grade II listed Victorian church (designed by architect Thomas Allom) on Kensington Road.   This listed Victorian church is one of only a few in the Classical and Italianate style.

It boosts a magnificent western facade, with a bold pediment and entablature carried on six engaged Corinthian columns, best appreciated from Stanley Gardens.  Within, the elegant gallery fronts each contain three panels ornamented with the Keys of St Peter, floral swags and winged putti.

The external facade stucco repairs and cleaning tasks included;

  • DOFF (steam system) cleaning to all external surfaces to remove grim and vegetation.
  • Careful removal of all loose, friable or live stucco  (as discovered with ferro scanning) to correct any cracks, faults or disturbances.
  • Restoration of weathervane.
  • Full clock restoration by Smith’s of Derby to its mechanisms, clock-face and bell striking.
  • Copper repairs (new code 5 lead flashing fixed under copper)
  • Carried out extensive crack repairs to stucco of cornice mouldings, frieze, architraves, column capitals, shalfts, jambs, heads of openings and all areas.
  • Restoration of the decorative leaf scrolls.
  • Applied three coats of lime casein sheltercoat to top of repaired surface.
  • Full redecoration of all surfaces after completion of stucco repairs.
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