order to successfully complete the project on time, which is very
important in a school environment. Lang Conservation Ltd delivered the project
with a positive attitude and communicated with us on every stage of the
project. The project was well supervised by Neil Nightingale. Overall, a good
job!" Brian O'Malley, Surveyor.
We have now completed our second contract at Wyvern School in Wolverton. Internal rainwater goods had leaked, causing damage to the ceilings, walls and floor coverings. We were appointed as principle contractor to repair the damage. The works involved roof structure repairs, replacement insulated flat roof coverings, new openable polycarbonate domed rooflights and repairs to the slate roof coverings. We removed pigeon guano from the roof space, replaced lath and plaster ceilings and installed new internal cast iron rainwater pipes. Associated electrical and fire alarm works were carried out and finally re-decoration and the installation of new floor coverings.
...is now complete. Our team of craftsmen conserved the timber roof structure and masonry facade over a 12 month period. Fronted by the 1887 former scene dock, the costume workshop is the largest of any British theatre, employing 30 people. The grade II listed building has been conserved and adapted, creating new facilities for costume making, training and visitors.
New Street was laid out during the 18th century and contains the prime Georgian townscape in Leicester. By 1835 it had become the location of Leicester’s legal profession and grade II listed Nr 2 remains so today. It was built on land which was part of the old Greyfriars Monastery.
A short walk from here towards the Cathedral is the King Richard III visitor centre, located right next to the spot where his remains were found under a car park in 2012.
We were commissioned as part of a wider regeneration scheme of the area to de-clutter, restore and re-decorate the frontage of Nr 2 on the corner of New Street and Friar Lane.
Initially, we undertook timber repairs to the entrance canopy, followed by removal of redundant fixtures and re-decoration of the lead clad stone window cills and plinth. We were then asked to re-decorate the canopy and road signs, which required careful stripping back of the many layers of paint.
It is a privilege to have played our small part in the conservation of this historic part of Leicester.
We have completed the re-roofing of the Stable Tower in April 2020 during the Covid19 pandemic. The original lead was stripped, re-cast and re-laid with wood cored rolls. The timber roof structure was repaired and falls reconfigured. We also introduced ventilation to the upper roof sheets and gutter flashings. During the construction, access was gained via a Haki staircase with the scaffold base hoarded and alarmed.
Wonderful feedback from the treasurer of St Marys Church, following completion of the redecoration of the North and South Aisle ceilings with Earthborne claypaint.
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