This is a small selection of Public Works we have recently undertaken. They include Princess Diana's Memorial, Memorial in St Paul's Cathedral, a sundial obelisk at Buscot Park, an inscription in the South Steps of the Royal Albert Hall, and a large carving above the entrance to the Holywell Music Room in Oxford. We have a good working relationship with eminent architects and designers such as Sir Mark Lennox Boyd, who designed the sundial obelisk and John Melvin with whom we worked on the Holywell Music Room. The renovation of the Holywell Music Room won a prestigious Oxford Preservation Trust Award.
Large scale inscriptions in stone are almost always cut in situ, whether high up on scaffolding or standing on a pavement. Each letter is carefully drawn and cut, using little more than a pencil, mallet and chisel.
This expertise can be applied to any project, including street signs, office logos, shop signs and names of buildings.
We have years' of experience carving architectural lettering by hand and we know what we’re doing. We will work closely with schools, colleges and architects to determine exactly what is needed in terms of letterforms size, layout and suggested locations.
Architectural lettering is frequently an afterthought, and before any planning is done, we will need to determine the thickness of the stone to be carved and the type of stone. Classic materials are Portland limestone and Yorkstone. If the architect designs the building with the inscription in mind, this is a good time for a consultation with our workshop to discuss timeframes, materials and scale
We travel all over the UK and occasionally overseas. As long as you give us plenty of time, we are happy to travel to carry out in-situ architectural work. As we are a team, we can often work together to get a job done within a specific timeframe.
Every member of our team strives for perfection, combining traditional tools and techniques with a fresh and open-minded approach. This is what makes us special.ABOUT US