As well as working on private houses (many of them Grade I) we have undertaken conservation work on important historical woodwork in churches, cathedrals and other public buildings. These include the panelling at Middle Temple Hall, King Stephen’s chair in Hereford Cathedral, the medieval choirs stalls and canopies at St Mary’s, Nantwich and the Great West Doors at Chester Cathedral.
We are also called upon to reinstate historic woodwork – for example the Royal Apartments in Edinburgh Castle (now known as the Laich Hall) and for the resurrected medieval village at the Walraversijde Museum in West Flanders.
The conservation work recently undertaken at St Mary’s, Nantwich involved removing and repairing the misericords and cleaning centuries of dirt from the gothic pinnacles, making repairs and revitalising the finish. Careful photographic records are kept of important projects such as this.