Project: Maida Vale Library, London

Client: Westminster City Council

Built in the early 20th century, the library is a red brick and Bath stone building with classical ornamental and decorative stone features.

Barwin were instructed to undertake extensive brick repairs and restoration of all decorative stonework. We undertook several extensive restoration surveys and various brick matching exercises and found a sympathetic restoration method to ensure the historic fabric of the building was saved. Barwin commissioned a local brick  factory to create new moulded bricks and provided several red brick  samples. All decayed decorative and flat stonework was restored using reconstituted stone mortar; defective moulded and flat bricks were replaced and re-pointed. In addition to restoration we were also enlisted to install new structural steels, which required a large amount of propping and engineering input.

Scope of works:

  • Restoration surveys
  • Moulded and flat brick matching
  • Paint stripping and building façade cleaning
  • Stone repairs
  • Steel work installation and propping
  • Crack repairs using 6mm HeliBar by Helix
  • Repointing and colour matching
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