The arrival of Christmas signals the fast approaching end of the year. We’ve been involved in many wonderful projects this year and head into 2019 with confidence in our financial targets. The lead up to Christmas this year has been a particularly busy one around the office, with a lot of exciting projects on the horizon we’ve barely had time for mince pie breaks!
Coalville Clock Tower
The team we have on site at Coalville have had a busy few weeks. As the structural repairs to the clock tower have been completed, the focus is now to stabilise the base. This began with stripping out the original steps entirely followed up by re-introduction of a new sub-base ready to create the new steps.
Barclays Bank, Lancaster
We’ve been enlisted to carry out restoration works at a Barclays Bank in Lancaster; the doors are actually still open to the public whilst we carry out repairs to the roofing and guttering. More pictures to follow with progress updates from this interesting project in the new year.
Over in Rotherham, the team on site at the 600ft long country house that is the beautiful Wentworth Woodhouse have been pushing through the colder weather to see to the strengthening of structural repairs. Steel work has been inserted into the trusses to permanently stabilise this section of the roof. Special thanks to the team there for ensuring quality work and a real first-class job. As this site is still open for public access there’s a lot to be considered when working.
We’ve been busy in Chester Cathedral re-decorating Chapter House, where the ceiling and lead works came to completion earlier this year within this Church of England Cathedral, originally opened in 1541 and has been the seat to the Bishop of Chester since.
Bank Hall, Leyland
Now that we’ve officially collected up all of the fallen, broken stone work from the original building we’re in a position of repairing and cleaning. Where we’ve not managed to find the original stone, we are making new to replace in our on-site work shop. The aim of our work here is to transform this old and tired Jacobean mansion into functional apartments.
Wakefield Old Courthouse
We are well on our way with repairs to the structural damage at one of Wakefield’s oldest and most historic landmarks, with aims of making the interior safe again in the new year. This building was originally built in 1810 and had been left to decay for a number of years until Wakefield Council bought it with hopes of rescuing it from the point of no-return. More to follow from this exciting project in the new year.
November saw Craig Liddle our Managing Director attend this years RICS Awards, where we were regional winners for our work at Eshton Hall, unfortunately it wasn’t us who took home 1st prize this year but we are feeling hopeful and excited about what 2019 has in store for us.
Thanks for following our updates this year, a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from us all here at Aura Conservation!
We came across a great resource at the buildingconservation.com web site, where you can find out “What’s On” in the industry for the whole year at a glance. Find it here:
The services we provide for you at aura conservation:
Painting & Decorating, Plasterwork, Tiling, Timber Flooring.
Services & Treatment
Protection and Remedial Treatment, Paint Finishes, Mortars & Renders, Pointing, Paint Removal, Masonry Cleaning, Structural Repairs, Epoxy Resin Repairs.
Metal, Wood & Glass
Fine Joinery, Wood Carving, Windows and Doors, Secondary Glazing, Metalwork.
Stone, Brick, Cast Stone, Terracotta, Sculpture, Statuary, Bronze Statuary.
Roof Tiling, Steeplejacks and Lightning Protection, Roof Drainage, Lead Protection, Roof Features.
Incorporated in 2006, Aura Conservation have existed for over twelve successful years. We have a sound and experienced management team. We can assist you in any of your conservation needs and have a body of long standing and experienced tradesmen we can call on with specialist knowledge of the conservation world. Along with prudent financial management, we have a sound financial foundation that will see us prosper in the coming years.
You can contact us at:
Dunham House, 181 Wellington Road North, Stockport, Cheshire, SK4 2PB. Tel. 0161 442 9850 Fax. 0161 432 8478