RESTORATION PROJECTS

BED AND BREAKFAST HOUSE SIGN RESTORATION

Late October 2020 we were approached to quote to restore a house sign for a Bed and Breakfast business, once everything was agreed the sign was delivered to us, the first step in the restoration process is to compile a plan of action, firstly the sign was put in the care of Paul, who over a 3 day period carefully stripped all the old varnish off the sign then cleaned and sanded it, next job was to choose the stain colour, the colour was chosen very carefully to ensure a final colour which was ideally close to a Chestnut colour, then I applied 5 coats each with a fine sanding between each coat, then it was passed to Carole's workshop for the carved lettering to be painted and the 23 added in the same colour.

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ALL SAINTS CHURCH, ISLE BREWERS

This beautiful 160-year-old church has recently undergone a major restoration. During which we were approached to replicate the lettering either side of the altar window, and then refurbish the ornamentation of the cross below it. We took detailed tracings and measurements of the original lettering to assist us with reproducing it on to the newly painted walls.

ST MARY'S CHURCH, BATHWICK

ROLL OF HONOUR MEMORIAL BOARD

In 2019 we were approached to quote to refurbish the wings of this beautiful WW1 memorial board and to also include the names of those who fought in WW2.

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SOUTH PETHERTON

In August 2019 we were approached to re-instate the Licence notice in a doorway in South Pertherton.
Left is the licence before we re-instated it, it took quite a bit of thinking about to work out the original lettering, as it had been over-written at some point and the very first lettering was showing through and confusing what was left for us to work with.

ST MARY'S  CHURCH, LIMPLEY STOKE

ROLL OF HONOUR MEMORIAL BOARD

Before its restoration the Roll of Honour board was looking very tired and in very poor condition, the vase holder also being rotten. The board was removed and returned to my workshop, tracings of all the lettering taken, to ensure authenticity and the correct style of font was used, the board was then repaired sanded, a new vase holder made and installed the complete board then coated with several coats of specialist oil, the tracings transferred onto the restored board, and signwritten with enamels and gold leaf.

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CLEVEDON FRIARY WAR MEMORIAL

The board was removed and returned to the workshop, tracings of the lettering and layout were taken. The board was then taken to a specialist joiner for a new plaque to be made and fitted, the new plaque is of timber with a birds eye oak veneer, along with new dark oak side, top and bottom  trims, and the remainder of the board was cleaned and oiled and re-lettered.
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LAMPERT AND SONS 1943 HAY WAGON

This 1943 Hay Wagon was originally purchased new by E.H.Canvin of Somerton. After many years lying forgotten in a barn it was rescued and restored by the purchasers grandson Dudley, we were then asked to carry out the lettering and lining on it to complete the restoration

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ST THOMAS A BECKET CHURCH

PYLLE, SOMERSET

2017 saw the Restoration of this beautiful ornate signage at the entrance to the church