English Limestone Company receive 2 awards

Published: 20 February 2017

This was the Committee’s 29th year since inauguration and it brings together construction professionals such as Architects, Surveyors and Building Engineers to acknowledge and award projects representing the highest levels of craftsmanship.

Of the 15 awards presented on this occasion, English Limestone Company received two.

Our Company was nominated by the Uppingham School for extensive restoration works we completed on “The Common Room” and the “East Block” classrooms which promoted the comments from the judges –

The Common Room

“An exceptional piece of work involving large areas of stone masonry repairs and replacement, stripping the existing slates, recovering with reclaimed Collyweston slate, renewing valley gutters, forming new secret gutter at the junction of the roof covering and Coping Stones.”

The East Block

“The outstanding skill and care used to carry out the replacement stonework is self-evident and very pleasing on the eye and will, no doubt, stand the test of time.”

At the forefront of the company, our Contracts Director, Vic Abbott, has near 40 years of experience of all aspects of the stone industry and of traditional building techniques, particularly in this area of Lincolnshire, Leicestershire, North Northamptonshire and Rutland.

We believe that to efficiently restore a Stone period property an understanding of that property is required, backed up by...

  • a knowledge of traditional construction trades and skills.
  • an understanding of the materials and techniques used in fixing them
  • the creativity to selectively blend heritage with an advanced, modern approach