Category Archives: Stone Conservation

Server and Website Contact Issues

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  Unfortunately we have been experiencing server issues for the last few weeks with all websites and email facilities effected. Sorry if this has made your contact with Inspire difficult. If you are still experiencing difficulty contacting us then please feel free to call on the telephone numbers below. We hope to resolve these issues […]

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Christmas message for 2013 and Happy New Year to all!

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It is now Christmas 2013 and we wish to express our thanks to everyone who has been involved in what has been a truly amazing year.  Before we depart for the Christmas and New Year celebrations we wanted to reflect a little on the year past. 2013 has been Inspire Conservation’s fifth year and the […]

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Hertfordshire DOFF Cleaning and Monument Conservation

Sword of Sacrifice

  Abbots Langley war memorial has been cleaned by Inspire Conservation with the DOFF super heated water system and repointed with lime mortar ready for the winter months and the second phase of work, which will take place in the new year. The monument was heavily colonised by algal growths and the lettering was barely […]

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DOFF Cleaning Stone Monuments

Lime pointing repairs

Hertford Heath is a village in Hertfordshire who at the beginning of 2013 called upon Michael Sheppard to assess their war memorial and compile a specification of work to restore it.  The programme included cleaning with the DOFF super heated water system, lime mortar grouting, pointing and consolidation and general repairs to the surrounding base. […]

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War Memorial Cleaning and Repair in Hertfordshire

During cleaning of stone

  Essendon PCC contacted Inspire Conservation seeking our war memorial and stone cleaning services and we were instructed to DOFF clean their war memorial in time for the 2013 armistice day commemorations.  The small memorial was cleaned with our super heated water system to gently remove the algal and lichen growths from the surface.  The […]

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DOFF Cleaning Stone Monuments

DOFF cleaning stone

  Inspire Conservation use various cleaning methods for their projects depending on the individual factors and parameters set out to each environment.  In this war memorial cleaning project we used the DOFF steam cleaner which was used at approximately 100 degrees Celsius and a low pressure setting to gently remove the algal and lichen growths. […]

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DOFF Cleaning a War Memorial in Oxfordshire

War memorial after treatment

We have completed another war memorial conservation project, this time in Oxfordshire. Standlake village PCC commissioned Inspire Conservation to clean their war memorial with the DOFF steam cleaning system and further restore the lead lettering by ensuring that they were all adhered satisfactorily and repainted with enamel paints.  The monument responded well and the effect […]

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War Memorial Cleaning Wiltshire

War memorial cleaned

  Inspire Conservation have been in Wiltshire cleaning a war memorial and we have a few more to complete in the new year once the weather improves.  Until then, have a look at our smallest war memorial yet which was cleaned with the DOFF steam cleaner to reveal the lettering in time for the November […]

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Conservation services in the UK

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We thought we would have a bit of fun and plot some of the projects that Michael Sheppard and Inspire Conservation have completed projects over the last eight years and it turns out that it covers quite a distance…

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Winners of an Oxford Preservation Trust Award 2013!

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We are proud to announce that Inspire Conservation have won an Oxford Preservation Trust award for our work at Magdalen College, Oxford last year.  We were encouraged by the local authority conservation officer to submit our project which was short listed from various projects that were put forward.  Out of the 16 nominated projects in […]

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