From quarry to congregation: Stamford Stone’s church restoration projects

November 30, 2018   |   By

church restoration

Stamford Stone has been creating beautiful works of architecture and art with stone since 1997. We’ve had the honour of creating timeless structures that will be enjoyed for years to come.

 

Although we’re proud of all of our work, we’re especially grateful to be part of restoration projects, and churches are among some of our most rewarding projects.

 

Our church stone restoration projects

Church stone restoration projects allow us to use our expertise to give back to communities and create a space that is truly fitting of these impressive and important structures.

We ensure that all church restoration work is undertaken sympathetically to preserve the history and atmosphere of the sacred space. This means trying to match any new additions to the existing stone and structure, which was particularly important in two of our most recent church stone projects.

 

A generous donation to the Church of King Charles the Martyr

A member of the Church of King Charles the Martyr> in Potters Bar left the church £100,000 in their will for restoration works. This generous act allowed the church to restore the stone floor, and they came to us to find something that would complement the existing stone features.

One stipulation was for the stone not to be full of shells, giving a cleaner, more refined look. The final choice was Audbourn stone in a honed finish with straight edges. This allowed us to create a floor that was practical and elegant without being extravagant.

 

Flawless flooring for Farnham Church

When restoring the stone floor of Farnham Church, we were delighted by how beautifully the light golden hues of our Ancaster stone blended in with the building’s existing features.

This natural material will stand the test of time and combines modern architectural techniques with the traditional design and heritage of the church. As we own our quarries, we were able to guarantee the consistency of the stone to ensure a perfect finish.

 

Why is stone a popular choice for church floors?

The grandeur and dignity that is associated with churches calls for high-quality materials befitting of the house of God.

As the main structure of churches is often made from stone, with sandstone in particular being a common material, carrying this through to the flooring helps to create a uniform character throughout the building.

Due to their many visitors and frequent services, church floors need to be able to stand up to heavy footfall. Stone is a hard-wearing material, and stone churches that are hundreds of years old are still standing today.

 

Heritage and ecclesiastical restorations in the UK

Stamford Stone are always keen to work on heritage or ecclesiastical stone restoration projects. Our sustainable UK-sourced stone is of the highest quality, and our wide selection means that we’re sure to find the perfect match for your existing stonework.

Take a look at some of our recent projects to see more of our work, and get in touch with us if you’d like to discuss a project.