Haddonstone was commissioned by Scarborough Borough Council in 2005 to replace Scarborough Spa’s existing stone parapet, which was badly eroded after years of damage by the North Sea. Built in the 19th century, Scarborough Spa is a Grade II* listed building which is now predominantly used for conferences, exhibitions and events. The restoration work was part of a wider project to restore the building to its former splendour.
Our highly-skilled team visited Scarborough Spa and used a range of techniques, including applying a silicone rubber to the damaged parapet and taking impressions from the best remaining examples of the existing parapet in situ, in order to obtain a highly detailed imprint of its intricate detailing.
Using the impression taken onsite, our studio and pattern making team were able to produce plaster models of the parapet, which were then built up and re-carved to recreate the intricacy of the original designs, before further production moulds were created. Finally, the new Haddonstone pieces were cast from these moulds using Haddonstone, our semi-dry cast limestone material, and in Bath colour.
As a result of the project, Haddonstone was presented with the prestigious Gold Award (Building Materials) for Environmental Practices and Sustainable Development. The International Green Apple Awards are presented by the Green Organisation to those who set the standard in environmental practice and sustainable development.
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