Lining the roof edges of some of our oldest buildings, you need only look up to find a glimpse of gargoyles; stone monsters glaring down from on high. Conservation of your facades, stonework and yes, even gargoyles, is important – protecting our most impressive and treasured structures. But what is a gargoyle? What are the … Continue readingPosted in Building Conservation, Stone | Comments Off on Why Are There Gargoyles on Buildings?
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Building conservation is important to us, see what we are doing to keep historic buildings looking fresh.
Preserving older buildings, particularly those built before the Second World War, is of national importance to all countries. Particularly in the UK, the architecture is impressive in its breadth, ranging from oak timber structures erected in the 15th century to art deco masterpieces constructed in the 1960s. As a part of our cultural heritage, old … Continue readingPosted in Building Conservation | Comments Off on Why is it important to preserve buildings?
Many factors lead to excessive frost attack on otherwise healthy bricks and mortar. The key factor is moisture and specifically moisture saturation. In simple terms this means having overly wet bricks and mortar due to inclement weather. When temperatures get extremely low this water freezes and expands. Once the frost thaws, the gaps left behind … Continue readingPosted in Building Conservation | Tagged frost attack on bricks | Comments Off on How to Prevent Frost Attack on Bricks
In business, first impressions count. Whether you’re a retailer, service provider or trader, your premises needs to represent you in a clean and favourable way. Nothing puts clients off quicker than an entrance that looks in any way neglected or unsafe. You may be the best in the business, but if your frontage is sub-par, … Continue readingPosted in Blast Cleaning, Building Conservation | Comments Off on The Importance of a Clean Shop Front
Preserving our architecture is of vital importance for the future, not only does it denote key moments and movements in our history, but there are many structures which are arguably too beautiful to let disappear. By preserving our best and most culturally rich buildings, we can reduce the amount of virgin materials used in levelling … Continue readingPosted in Building Conservation | Tagged agents of decay, architecture, building renovation, building restoration, london | Comments Off on What is building restoration?
Here at J Radford we are passionate about the conservation of historic buildings and have a wealth of experience cleaning and restoring brickwork and stone. As such, we like to keep an eye on innovations within the industry and one of the best ways to do this is to keep abreast of conservation events, conferences … Continue readingPosted in Building Conservation | Tagged building conservation events | Comments Off on Building Conservation Events – July 2015
In the UK we have a whole host of fantastic buildings, steeped in history and architectural beauty. But over time, all buildings are subject to wear and tear, with surfaces vulnerable to weathering and different materials having different lifespans. For this reason we need to look after the buildings in our towns, cities and villages … Continue readingPosted in Building Conservation | Comments Off on Building Conservation And Longevity