RESTORATION

CONSERVATION

War Memorial Restoration Co. boasts an impressive history of working on monuments and war memorials for nearly two hundred years.

We are hence able to use our expertise to advise on the extent of repairs which are required, as well as suggest the most suitable materials, treatment and method for restoration.

ABOVE: The war memorial at ………. was subject to vandalism and sustained substantial damage, not that you could ever tell from this photograph after the restoration work by War Memorial Conservation Co.

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ABOVE: On the left, the statue after the incident. The marble rifle was completely destroyed beyond repair. On the right is the newly-carved rifle fitted to the remaining part of the original on the statue.

BELOW: The rifle was so intricately detailed that the replacement piece had to be hand-carved out of one piece of marble.

ABOVE: The restored war memorial with new rifle seamlessly fitted.

In addition to this consultancy service, our skilled stonemasons possess extensive experience in sourcing and crafting natural stone products to efficiently complete any restoration project.

Several on-site restoration services include:

Defect and condition surveying

Structural alterations and specialist repairs to external fabrics

Re-pointing and mortar repair with re-constituted stone mixes or lime based mortars 

Piece-in repair on new stonework with carvings to match original details 

Facade repairs after cleaning

Fixing of bespoke masonry replacements

BELOW: Another example of intricate hand-carved restoration work to a crest for Cathays Chapel, Cardiff. This demonstrates the abilities of our master craftsmen that is applied to war memorials when required.

ABOVE: The crest fitted to last the test of time.

BELOW: Essential restoration was was required at the National War Memorial in Cathays Park, Cardiff. The elements had taken their toll on the stone however, our expertise saw that all repairs were completed to the highest quality in respect for this incrdible monument.

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ABOVE: The crest fitted to last the test of time.

ABOVE: The crest fitted to last the test of time.

ABOVE: The crest fitted to last the test of time.

ABOVE: The crest fitted to last the test of time.

ABOVE: The magnificent National War Memorial in Cathays Park, Cardiff.

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RESTORATION PROJECTS

Roade War Memorial

Roade War Memorial

Aug - Nov 2022SHAREABOVE: The Roade War Memorial was erected in 1921 and inscribed with souls lost in both WWI & WWII.Standing gracefully in the heart of Roade, UK, the Roade War Memorial is a striking example of thoughtful design...

Dinas Powys War Memorial

Dinas Powys War Memorial

August 2022SHAREIn the heart of Dinas Powys, a War Memorial stands as a poignant tribute to the local heroes who had sacrificed so much. Over time, the memorial and its surroundings had weathered the elements, necessitating a careful and...

Whitchurch War Memorial

Whitchurch War Memorial

2009, 2011 & 2023SHAREIn the heart of the town of Whitchurch in Cardiff stands a monument of great significance and reverence. This monument consists of a polished Cornish light grey granite obelisk, complemented by two matching...

Roade War Memorial

Roade War Memorial

Aug - Nov 2022SHAREABOVE: The Roade War Memorial was erected in 1921 and inscribed with souls lost in both WWI & WWII.Standing gracefully in the heart of Roade, UK, the Roade War Memorial is a striking example of thoughtful design...

Dinas Powys War Memorial

Dinas Powys War Memorial

August 2022SHAREIn the heart of Dinas Powys, a War Memorial stands as a poignant tribute to the local heroes who had sacrificed so much. Over time, the memorial and its surroundings had weathered the elements, necessitating a careful and...

Whitchurch War Memorial

Whitchurch War Memorial

2009, 2011 & 2023SHAREIn the heart of the town of Whitchurch in Cardiff stands a monument of great significance and reverence. This monument consists of a polished Cornish light grey granite obelisk, complemented by two matching...

Roade War Memorial

Roade War Memorial

Aug - Nov 2022SHAREABOVE: The Roade War Memorial was erected in 1921 and inscribed with souls lost in both WWI & WWII.Standing gracefully in the heart of Roade, UK, the Roade War Memorial is a striking example of thoughtful design...

Dinas Powys War Memorial

Dinas Powys War Memorial

August 2022SHAREIn the heart of Dinas Powys, a War Memorial stands as a poignant tribute to the local heroes who had sacrificed so much. Over time, the memorial and its surroundings had weathered the elements, necessitating a careful and...

Whitchurch War Memorial

Whitchurch War Memorial

2009, 2011 & 2023SHAREIn the heart of the town of Whitchurch in Cardiff stands a monument of great significance and reverence. This monument consists of a polished Cornish light grey granite obelisk, complemented by two matching...

Pentyrch War Memorial

Pentyrch War Memorial

May 2023SHAREThe Pentyrch war memorial is a stunning memorial standing four meters tall. The memorial is situated on Heol Goch, opposite the Lewis Arms in Pentyrch, North West Cardiff. Its composition is of a four-section light grey...

Sheering War Memorial

Sheering War Memorial

May 2023SHAREThe Sheering War Memorial is a classic monument with majestic features and beautiful symmetry. Located at the crossroads of B183 and Church Lane in Sheering, Epping Forest, Essex, it is constructed from natural limestone....

St Martins War Memorial

St Martins War Memorial

August 2023SHAREThe St Martins War Memorial in Shrewsbury is a beautiful monument. It is constructed from local sandstone, and features a Celtic High Cross with deep-carved Celtic-knot design. This is set on a small plinth atop a tapered...

Hartwell Wooden War Memorial

Hartwell Wooden War Memorial

June 2022 - April 2024SHAREA truly stunning and original War Memorial in Hartwell, Northamptonshire. We at War Memorial Conservation Co. have intricate knowledge of this particular monument given that we've performed numerous works to it...

Pengam Green Park RAF War Memorial

Pengam Green Park RAF War Memorial

29th May 2024SHAREWithin the serene expanse of Pengam Green Park in Cardiff, the RAF War Memorial stands as a poignant tribute to the brave airmen who sacrificed their lives in service to their country. This memorial, often referred to...

Queen Victoria Commemorative Memorial – Aldermaston

Queen Victoria Commemorative Memorial – Aldermaston

30th June 2023SHARENestled in the heart of Aldermaston village, the memorial on the village centre green stands as a silent witness to history. Constructed from natural limestone, the fountain, though not officially listed, is situated...

Alderholt War Memorial Re-Levelling

Alderholt War Memorial Re-Levelling

27th October 2023SHAREIn Alderholt, we revisited a timeless piece of history—a beautiful memorial standing with quiet dignity just outside the church grounds. Following our initial report & quotation, we compiled an updated report,...