Skillingtons carried out a specialist stone conservation sub-contract as part of a major scheme to provide new visitor facilities at the Cathedral during 2004.
The works involved very subtle cleaning using a combination of dry and wet brushing, biocide applications, ammonium carbonate poultices, and to some of the sculptures micro-airbrasive work. We then carried out extensive re-pointing as well as lime mortar repairs and localised sheltercoats to eroded stonework.
The overall impression of the completed work was subtle, leaving the medieval stonework looking in good repair and well cared for but not ‘restored’.
Contract Value: Approximately £20K
Main Contractor: F.A.Valiant & Son Ltd
Architect: Freeland Rees Roberts, Cambridge