Restoration and replication

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Architectural stonework for restoration and replication projects

Haddonstone is the ideal solution for the restoration and replacement of stone that’s been damaged by exposure or neglect, and for the extension of original stonework features.

Produced with meticulous attention to detail, our replica stonework is made by our skilled team in our mould making facilities both in the UK and the USA.  Cast stone is more durable and a denser, more consistent material than many natural stones and can therefore be preferable for projects where weathering or erosion may be an issue.  It is also a very cost-effective alternative to natural stone because we can manufacture multiple components in the same design, from a single mould.

Working closely with architects and contractors, many of our standard designs have been replicated from damaged originals at impressive buildings and landscapes around the world.  We’ve supplied stonework for a number of different projects, including National Trust properties, hotels, private residences, spas and listed buildings.

Regardless of style or age, we can work with you to bring any structure back to life. Whether the restoration work required is structural or purely cosmetic, we can supply the high specification stonework necessary.

In-house technical expertise

Our experienced technical department works closely with our clients on each project to gain an understanding of its requirements, and then use the latest in 3-D technology as well as more traditional methods to create exact replicas of original components.  Our Architectural Sales representatives can even carry out 3-D scanning onsite, to ensure exact measurements are taken.

We are able to support your project from the initial site survey and by providing you with first-class drawings.

Public school: Eton College fountain

Haddonstone was approached to replicate the triple tiered fountain in the Cloister Court of Eton College, the world-famous public school in Berkshire.  The Cloister Court area dates back to the mid fifteenth century, just ten years after the school was founded by Henry VI in 1440.

The original fountain was significantly leaking and although it had been repaired with lead and other sealants numerous times, the school decided that it was necessary to create a replica.

Our team carefully transported the fountain to our manufactory in Northamptonshire for the mouldings to be cast, however they unfortunately discovered that the original stonework had eroded so much, that very little of the original stone remained for them to take the impressions needed to create the replica.  As a result, our experienced team carved the design from scratch using the original design and various other historical references.  This resulted in a precise replica of the fountain.

The new fountain stands proudly in place at Eton College and has now become an iconic design in Haddonstone’s standard collection.  The Eton College Fountain first launched at Haddonstone’s exhibit at the 1993 Chelsea Flower Show and is a key attraction at our Show Gardens in Northamptonshire.

The Eton College Fountain was produced in Bath colour, and in Haddonstone, our semi-dry cast limestone material.

Public space project: Albert Court balusters

Haddonstone was commissioned to replace the balusters at Albert Court, adjacent to the Royal Albert Hall in London.  The original balustrading had significantly deteriorated and was replaced with almost identical cast stone balusters and under-copings, plinth course and rail.  The balusters were supplied with stainless steel dowels for the installation of the rails and plinths.

The balusters were produced in Portland colour, and in Haddonstone, our semi-dry cast limestone material.  The components were subsequently painted.

Public pedestrian street: Sicilian Avenue, Holborn, London

Haddonstone was commissioned to restore the badly eroded original balusters and terracotta railing that sit above the gold embossed arches bookmarking the entrances to Sicilian Avenue (the balusters which form the parapet of the four turrets along the avenue itself).  The Grade II pedestrian shopping parade in Bloomsbury, London was designed in 1906 in a monumental Edwardian style, using Italian marble, Terracotta, Ionic colonnades and turrets.

Our wet-cast limestone material, TecStone, was used in Ivory Limestone colour as this was a perfect match for the original stonework and the contractors were able to seamlessly cut in stone into the original material.

We also supplied a ‘stock’ of balusters for future repairs, therefore reducing the overall cost for the building management.


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