The external entrance stairwell was dismantled, wing walls were removed, all materials were logged and inspected for re-use due to their historical content. Replacement stone was kept to a minimum and broadly limited to such items as worn treads and parapet copings and all details were reproduced to the original architectural design. The re-construction included upgrading the staircase to current health and safety standards.
The full foundation detail was removed as it was original loose rubble and earth, a foundation was then installed, from this a block substructure was developed and built to consolidate the structure, wall ties of stainless-steel bars were built into, internal leaf details and the wing walls were rebuilt to the original dimensions, steps and risers were integrated into the stairs with new copings again to original detail.
A wrought iron handrail traditional made by our blacksmiths was then installed to either side internal of stair to complete the refurbishment.
Over the time period of working with the consulting architect numerous activities have been carried out by Stone Technical Services, ranging from detailed external building condition surveys, pictorial reports, recommendations for remedial works, ongoing maintenance works and planned maintenance.