DBR have carefully repaired the façade and this has included the replacing of defective stonework
Due to space limitations and dust and noise concerns, it is not conducive to work stone on site. The majority of the new stone was masoned at the quarry, with all architectural details first carefully recorded and measured by our draughtsman, to ensue all original details were correctly replicated
However, some of the carved stones were worked on site, this to allow our carver the benefit of closely inspecting existing carved details to inform the carving of new.
An example of this is the replacement of one of the H motif roundels. We first cut the new stone to the correct ‘blank’ outline shape and then installed. Our carver then, through study of the adjacent H motifs, set out in pencil and then using masons chisels carved the required design