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Danbury & Bicknacre FC Sponsorship

Bakers of Danbury are proud to sponsor the Danbury and Bicknacre FC under 11s team, who were recently promoted to the first division of the Blackwater and Dengie Youth Football League.

We actively support our local community and the communities in which we work. Run by volunteers, Danbury and Bicknacre FC is a local community football club that provides training and playing opportunities for boys and girls aged between 7 and 16.

To visit the Danbury and Bicknacre FC Facebook page click here.

Bakers Featured in Listed Heritage Mag

Listed Heritage, the membership journal of the Listed Property Owners’ Club has featured one of Bakers of Danbury’s latest projects in its latest magazine.

The November/ December 2021 issue of the Listed Heritage looks at the interesting conservation project recently carried out by Bakers of Danbury Ltd, which involved stone conservation on a private property in Royston. Works included replacement stone quoins, window jambs, surrounds, lintels and window sills where the existing stone had deteriorated beyond repair.

To ensure the new replacement stone matched the existing, Collins and Curtis Masonry Ltd carefully selected Tottenhoe Clunch directly from the quarry and Bakers’ craftsmen measured and made templates of the individual stones which needed to be replaced.

You can find on page 98 by clicking here.

Highly Commended: The King of Prussia Award 2021

We are delighted to announce that our recent conservation and repair project on the west façade of St Leonard's Church in Shoreditch has received The King of Prussia, Highly Commended at the prestigious EASA & National Churches Trust UK Church Architecture Awards.

The award was presented by Nicholas Von Preussen, Prince Nicholas of Prussia. It was collected by Sarah Khan, Partner at Roger Mears Architects and Adrian Ward Contract Manager for Bakers of Danbury Limited.

To read about the conservation and repair works to St Leonard’s Church which included the repair and strengthening of the front portico click here.

The Africa Trust

Bakers of Danbury are delighted that a new water pump is currently being installed in Africa on our behalf. It will be a much-needed source of clean and fresh drinking water for many.

By sourcing our watercoolers from AquAid it has given Bakers of Danbury the opportunity to help those less fortunate than ourselves, because with each purchase we make, a donation is made toThe Africa Trust. The donations collected are used to build ‘Elephant Pumps’ - a modified version of an age old Chinese rope pulley system.

To date AquAid have built over 8,000 such Elephant Pumps across parts of Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe; and have donated in excess of £17 million to charity.

Shortlisted: The King of Prussia Gold Medal

We are delighted to announce that our recent conservation and repair project on the west façade of St Leonard's Church in Shoreditch has been shortlisted for the prestigious EASA & National Churches Trust The King of Prussia Gold Medal. The project was recently Commended in the Heritage and Restoration Category of the Hackney Design Awards 2020.

The judges for Hackney Design Awards said;

“The careful and conservative repair to the west façade of this Grade I listed church is highly commended by the judge as a great example of the “touch lightly” approach to historic building conservation.”

It was reported that the judges were impressed by the amount of original material that the project team were able to retain by their painstaking process or investigation and design of repairs.

To read about the conservation and repair works to St Leonard’s Church which included the repair and strengthening of the front portico click here.

The EASA and National Churches Trust The King of Prussia Gold Medal is due to be announced at the beginning of November 2021

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St Lawrence Jewry, London

Works are underway and scaffold wrap is going up around our restoration project at St Lawrence Jewry in London. To find out more about the project visit www.bakersofdanbury.co.uk

Newsletter (Summer 2021)

Projects featured within this newsletter for which Bakers of Danbury have been the Principal Contractor include a water tower conversion, restoration works to St Lawrence Jewry and Royal Geographical society in London and design and build school projects at King John School and Castledon Primary School.

In addition to those projects, this newsletter includes updates from Bakers’ sister companies Collins and Curtis Masonry Ltd and Pickford Builders Ltd.

Click on the image below to open the newsletter as a PDF document. To read other projects we are working on, please visit our service pages and follow us on LinkedIn and Facebook.

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