13 College Crescent, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 3PF
Ernest Barnes Limited is a family run business that specialises in the conservation of brick and flintwork. The company prides themselves in the high level of knowledge, skills and experience that they can offer prospective clients.
As the company specialises in conservation they have the ability to interpret brick and flint buildings, understand their historical significance and apply appropriate conservation philosophies. Ernest Barnes Limited strongly believe in the philosophy of minimum intervention, and aim to retain as much of the original fabric as possible through the use of traditional techniques and materials.
Brickwork - re-pointing to historic profiles, stitching, arches, chimneys, wall repairs, new work in lime mortars;
Flintwork - knapped, square, random, chequered, cobbles, galleting, re-pointing, repairs and reconstruction;
Wall stabilisation - consolidation and stabilisation of brick and flint walls, returning leaning walls to upright;
Surveys - brick and flintwork condition surveys and specifications;
Material analysis - selection of brick, flint and mortar to match parent material in terms of colour, texture, porosity and performance.
Clients include the National Trust, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the Bedford Estates, parish councils and many owners of listed properties. The company works in London and the Home Counties, although specialist projects have taken them as far afield as France.
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