We are proud to be frequently asked by some of the finest conservation teams in the UK to work alongside them as they restore and maintain our country’s most interesting and historical structures.
This particular brief was to re-gild the incised lettering on The Clothworkers Arch, a Grade 11 listed building (built in 1879) which forms the entrance into The Clothworkers Court at The University of Leeds.
We worked with the respect, specialist knowledge and experience that can only be acquired over a long period of time working in this field. Brian has spent more than forty years mastering his art and he is supported by a very dedicated team, so we were well at ease undertaking this project for our clients.
After careful preparation of the incised lettering on the recently refurbished arch, we applied the finest 23.25 ct gold leaf to the indentations. The gilding looked spectacular when completed and we enabled the lettering to stand out once again, and for many more years to come .
In addition to the gilding on the Arch, this project also involved our painting and gilding the metal name plates attached to the gates, thereby fully restoring the Archway to its original Victorian, gilded splendour. Overall, it was an outstanding finish to the project and a great pleasure to do!