DESIGN & BUILD OF NEW CAST STONE STEPS, LONDON

We were initially asked to repair these steps under the instruction of a conservation architect, after we undertook a survey of the condition it was apparent that the steps were structurally unsafe and were a danger to use and therefore needed replacing. The client’s architect and structural engineer proposed a scheme that the client rejected. We were then asked for an alternative solution, Guild put forward a proposal and the client was happy to proceed with our alternative approach. Working directly with our structural engineer we designed the bespoke steps, created the moulds in the workshop and cast the units with reinforced steels to replicate natural Portland stone. All rebuilt brickwork and render finish was done with lime mortar. Read client’s review here:

 

 

 

 

 

PERIOD PROPERTY RESTORATION & EXPANSION, LONDON

We designed and carried out extensive restoration, expansion and alteration to this mid-terraced London property.

In keeping with the vernacular architectural aesthetic, the front facade was restored to its original late Victorian design, the pebble dash was removed, we then proceeded with the brick cleaning & restoration to the stone detailing, brick repointing and render with lime mortar, replacement of timber sash windows, fabrication and install of iron railings, Portland stone railing plinths, tiled pathway & restoration of the original timber front door.

The rear elevation gave us more freedom to use contemporary designs, a zinc clad dormer was constructed in the loft to create another bedroom and the kitchen extended, Crittal windows and doors installed to the patio and upstairs bedrooms.

Internally, the original plaster, brickwork and timber features were restored and the original timber roof rafters were recycled and cut into slats and used for wall cladding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ST JOHN’S WOOD, NW8

Guild were contracted to undertake a full re-design and restoration to the facade of this early Victorian 4 storey town house situated within a conservation area just off Regent’s Park. During a full internal and external refurbishment programme, the client’s builder had removed all original architectural details to the facade. Guild’s expertise was sought to design, cast and install details to fit with the vernacular aesthetic of neighbouring properties.

 

 

 

 

Overview of works

  • Design & installation of new cast units including full cornice, window hoods & architrave surrounds, large ornate corbels and window cills
  • New render to facade
  • Design & installation of heritage iron railings to match neighbouring

 

 

LEAD DORMER WITH BALCONY

A new dormer and balcony was designed, formed and finished with lead covering to the roof and cheeks. Cast iron heritage guttering and new sliding balcony doors were installed, the balcony was completed with new iron railings to match the originals to the lower terrace.

 

 

 

 

BESPOKE BRONZE OBELISK FINIALS

We designed and installed these 3 bespoke bronze obelisk finials, the centre piece was overlaid with a design laser cut from stainless steel, the bronze was treated to give an aged appearance.

 

 

 

 

LIGHTING DESIGN,PLANNING APPLICATION & INSTALL

This external lighting scheme was designed, specified and successfully installed within a conservation area.

 

 

 

 

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