Portland Works, Sheffield
Birthplace of Stainless Steel. The Grade II* former cutlery works now forms one of the last remaining working examples of its kind in the country. The photograph shows the completed restoration of the pediment over the works entrance. The entire structure was taken down and rebuilt with much stone replacement. New lead flashings were added and finaly the now iconic handmade lettering was recreated and attached on to the pediment
St. Pauls Church, York,
The picture seen here was taken following a stone replacement programme to the West gable. The weather eroded masonry forming the bellcote, the window reveal & hood moulds, together with the two large pinnacles was removed and then replaced with newly carved stone. On completion of the restoration a new lightning conductor was installed and the entire gable was repointed using lime mortar. The project was generously funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
All Saints Pavement, York
Furniss & Sons successfully undertook to re fix the clock (seen in the photograph) to the North face of the belltower of this Grade I Medieval Church. The 2 meter diameter stone clock face weighed in at around 1500 kg and interestingly had the date 1808 carved into the rear. The Clock to the opposite face of the tower was completely replaced by a carefully crafted copy of the original, both clocks are now back in full working order.
St Micheal The Archangel, Kirkby Malham
St. Micheals Church, Kirkby Malham, described as the "Minster of the Dales". This is a Grade I Church which lies in the beautiful surroundings of the Yorkshire Dales, is a magnificent testament to the skill of the Medieval Church Builders. Furniss & Sons undertook to remove an earlier problamatic slate & timber roof to the Nave, and following a lead theft, the roof to the North Aisle was also replaced. The works included the construction of new timber roofs, appropriately incorporating lambs wool insulation and a complicated arrangement for ventilating the newly created roof voids. The two large roofs were then overlaid with a new stainless steel covering, and new cast iron rainwater goods were added.
Sheet Leadwork Re Roofing Project, York
Here a new code 8 sheet lead replacement roof is in the process of being fitted to a Grade I Medieval Church. The old defective leadwork had been stripped back, and prior to the new leadwork going on, repairs were made to the sarking boards, new timber expansion rolls were fitted and finally the appropriate underlay put in place. In this example all the jointing has been lead welded, but traditional lead bossing can also be carried out a if required.
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