Stone Restoration

Stone restoration services including marble restoration, plaster restoration, terracotta restoration, slate restoration and malachite restoration.

Our stone restorers in-depth knowledge of materials provide innovative solutions for apparently irrevocably damaged objects.

We have the skill to carry out the most complicated stone restoration techniques to the highest standards, including stone carving.

Our specialists cast near-identical replicas to restore the appearance of missing sections or elements and our ability to colour-match every subtle tonal variation ensures that repairs are practically invisible to the naked eye.

We have the skill and experience to safely move heavy objects, including church fonts, and stone that weighs in excess of one and a half tonnes.

Our stone restorers work on highly intricate projects, including restoring mosaic floors, which risk being seriously damaged if handled by anyone other than an experienced professional.

We apply our specialist conservation skills to large-scale interior and exterior stone surfaces, most notably our ground-breaking use of Laponite RD water poultices to clean the façade of the Garrick Club building.

We also display-mount stone art and objects, which include discreet security fixings, where necessary.

Stone Restoration Case Studies

Restoring a Marble Grade II Listed Fireplace

smoke damaged 18th century henry flitcroft marble fireplace awaiting marble restoration treatment
antique marble fireplace restoration - during stone restoration treatment
smoke damaged 18th century henry flitcroft marble fireplace after marble restoration treatment

An internal fault in the flue, resulted in substantial smoke damage to this Grade II Listed 18th Century Henry Flitcroft fireplace in a private London house. The abrasive soot was carefully removed using a poultice method to avoid irrevocably scratching the marble. The affected area was then painstakingly retouched.

Restoring a Smashed Marble Urn

smashed marble urn before stone restoration treatment at Plowden & Smith
smashed marble urn during stone restoration treatment at Plowden & Smith
smashed marble urn during stone restoration treatment at Plowden & Smith

The damage to this 19th Century marble tazza occurred during its removal following a house fire. All of the sections had to be thoroughly cleaned to remove the soot deposits, and then drilled and dowelled together using stainless steel rods. The repairs then had to be filled and retouched. The repair lines were discreet and blended in with the veining of the marble.

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