Each of these steps, 85-90mm thick weighs about 200 kg. Solid, robust, built to stay for centuries
Doing some inspections of ornamentation recently: Looking back four years on the refurbished clock tower at the Rolls Hendre mansion. I worked on the stone and brick, Rolls Royce aero engineers from Bristol expertly overhauled the clock and bells mechanism. Technology has moved on since Charles Rolls’ time, he died in 1910 when his early days aircraft broke up in flight. His clock ticks on…
The windows below are shown in an earlier post two years ago while being made. Here it is again slightly weathered. This job involved shaping existing walls into window jambs, making cills and inserting a lintol. This was conversion of a stable block to accommodation in a historic castle.
The arched doorway was repaired with new sections and Lithomex stone reconstitution in areas – the whole wall had collapsed and the remains of the arch pieces had to be carefully recovered. The wall above/behind the arch was not rebuilt by myself.