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Barwin's Portfolio of Work

 

Barwin specialise in the delivery of a wide range of services in the fields of restoration, decorating and cleaning of the external building facades, structures and monuments. Since our inception over 30 years ago, we have deservedly gained a reputation for integrity and the superb quality of our work. We have built many strong relationships with our clients through an intelligent, hands-on approach and flexibility in delivering complex projects to meet their needs.

Our in-house team has utilised the full range of modern methods to combat any problem area requiring repair or restoration to both Grade I & II listed or historic buildings, working alongside English Heritage, and contemporary projects.

 

View our case studies:
TitleFile Name
150-155 Sloane Square, London150 -155 Sloane Street Case Study.pdf
21 Hans Place, London21-22 Hans Place Case study.pdf

 

 

Images of our work

TitleStone TypeDescriptionImage
150 - 155 Sloane Street, LondonBath stoneBarwin were appointed by Chorus Group on behalf of Cadogan Estates to undertake stone and brick façade repairs and cleaning by means of the DOFF system to this period residential property in Chelsea. This prestigious building consists of 10 exclusive apartments and it is also a home to Jo Malone, Montblanc and Chloé luxury retailers. The main challenge of this project was to cause minimal disruption to the retail units below whilst façade cleaning and restoration works were carried out. Barwin carried out replacement of Bath stone string course units to the chimney stacks and insitu repairs to existing masonry features and bands. We also replaced 4 bays of bottle balustrades. These reconstituted stone units were copied from existing elements and installed on site to complete the new look of the front façade. Scope of works:  Cleaning of existing facades using the DOFF system  Restoration of stucco facades to four main elevations  Rebuilding of bottle balustrades and screed  Replacement of natural stone units to chimneys  Repointing  Installation of air bricks  Structural stabilisation of North elevation pediment Materials:  Lime based stucco renders  Bath stone string course units  Helifix bow ties
Hans Place, London Corsehill Red sandstoneBarwin were appointed by Chorus Group Ltd to undertake façade restoration of these two six storey adjoining 1870s town houses, which were converted into eight luxury apartments. The properties are Grade II Listed \"Queen Anne\" style buildings. Hans Place represents one of the most sought after residential addresses in Chelsea. Works consisted of red brick façade repairs and repointing, replacement of defective Corsehill Red sandstone elements to chimney stack cornicing and 3rd floor cornice to the main elevations. Barwin have also undertaken the redecoration of existing stone features using a microporous paint system by Ty-Mawr.
Buckingham Gates, LondonPortland stone Barwin have just completed restoration of the Grade II Listed Buckingham Gates, as well as gate lodge, gate piers and railings, located at the junction of Birdcage Walk and Buckingham Palace rond point approach. Barwin began the restoration of the Buckingham Gates in February. Buckingham Gates comprise two sets of identical cast iron gates and piers, providing pedestrian/vehicular access either side of a single storey, segmental, pedimented stone lodge with Portland stone walls and balustrades linking the end piers and lodge. It was designed in 1900-01, by Sir Aston Webb as part of his Victoria Memorial-Mall-Buckingham Palace "rond point" design. The works include repairs and cleaning of the Portland stone ball finialed, panelled piers and refurbishment and repairs of the cast iron ornamental gates, lanterns and railings. Scope of works: • Removal of vehicle gates to a secure location; grit blasting to remove coatings; gate repairs; redecoration to Hempel paint specification and reinstalling the gates • Grit blasting of the pedestrian gates on site to remove coatings; metal and stone repairs, redecoration to Hempel paint specification • DOFF & TORC cleaning of Portland stone piers and Buckingham Gates lodge • Supply and fix approximately 60 indent stone repairs • Rake out and repoint all joints in lime mortar • Removal, reinstalling and restoration of damaged shields and embellishments • Removal restoration and reinstatement of 4 large lanterns, including gold leaf gilding and bronze patination • Redecoration of the lodge • Remove existing roof and new roof reinstatement