Summary = A major renovation to where large areas of external stonework had failed at St Mary's Church Stotfold.
Value = approximately £160,000
Location = Stotfold, Bedfordshire
Challenge = This failure was mainly due to the fact that it was constructed using ‘Clunch’ stone which in its day was sourced locally, but being a very soft and pervious stone has not stood the tests of time.
Solution = The replacement stone was produced by our sister company Collins & Curtis Masonry. Clipsham Stone was used in place of Clunch for an all weathering stone which will stand up the elements better overtime.
All other stonework to ornate tracery sections to windows and door surrounds was replaced with Chicksgrove as good quality Clunch is now becoming difficult to source.
The results to the church has been a fantastic success and we have since secured additional works internally which start in January 2018.