ANDY FRENCH STONE CONSERVATION.
COVERING DEVON AND SOMERSET
ANDY FRENCH STONE CONSERVATION OFFERS A COMPLETE STONE CARVING, STONE MASONRY AND STONE RESTORATION SERVICE TO DEVON AND SOMERSET, WITH FORTY YEARS EXPERIENCE OF REPAIRING HISTORIC BUILDINGS WE ARE BASED NEAR EXETER.
REPLACEMENT NEW BEER STONE MULLION AND MORTAR REPAIRS, CREDITON PARISH CHURCH, DEVON
Restoring stone windows in Devon and Somerset is what we do most of. This particular window needed a new piece of Beer Stone carved for the mullion and mortar repairs to the rest of the surrounding Medieval Stonework. The ferramenta (iron window bars) were also re-tipped in stainless steel and painted.
RE-LOCATION OF A NORMAN FONT, WHITESTAUNTON, SOMERSET.
During 2016 we moved three different fonts to enable the re-ordering of religious buildings, helping to adapt the building to be fit for future purposes.
REPLACEMENT OF NORMAN CHEVRON ARCH, EXETER CATHEDRAL, 1982
During my apprenticeship at Exeter Cathedral I set out, carved and fixed this Norman Chevron moulded arch, at this time I was awarded a silver medal at skillbuild, a national masonry competition. In 2013 I returned to carve the pinnacle and other architectural elements at the apex of the West Front gable.
THE WEST WINDOW, THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS, CREDITON, DEVON
Since replacing all of the corroding ironwork, 108 saddle bars and the tie bar through the width of the window in 2011, we have returned to complete numerous other successful projects, including; repairs to mullion windows, pointing, re-building of monuments, and repair work to paving.
Andy has worked on a large and varied number of projects for us over the last ten years or so. These have all been successfully completed to a high standard and to our satisfaction. Where needed Andy has always liaised and worked well with our appointed architect and other trades. We would have no hesitation in recommending Andy French for work.
Bill Jerman, Clerk of the Works to the restoration commitee, The Church of the Holy Cross, Crediton.
Andy has worked on a variety of different projects on our church over recent years. We have always found his craftsmanship, quality of work and expertise to be of the highest calibre. Always willing to cooperate and suggest solutions, he has an excellent appreciation of how to care for historic buildings.
Alan Barnett, Churchwarden, St John the Baptist, Plymtree, Devon
Andy French was recommended by Exeter Diocese to restore stonework on our church windows. Andy was helpful, made suggestions about doing the work in stages, gave a comprehensive quote, and carried out the work efficiently and within the time outlined. He was totally reliable and thoroughly knowledgeable in his own speciality as well as other aspects of church maintenance. Very satisfied customers!
Susie Ursell Churchwarden, St. Mary’s Dunsford.
Andrew French pgDip Arch (Cons)
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