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Douglas Town Hall


Douglas Town Hall Isle of ManThe Keim Restauro system provides a complete range of products for the cleaning, consolidation, repair and preservation of natural stone.

Due to the specialised nature of these products, and the highly sensitive areas of their application, advice was sought from Keim Mineral Paints.

 

 Images of completed works to the front and side elevations. 

Inspection / SurveyProduct selectionContractorsOutcome - The Result

 Town Hall prior to stone restoration 

douglas-town-hall-before-stone-restoration

This stone building, officially opened in 1900, was showing signs of damage due to weathering and dirt. Restoration of the natural stone on front and side elevations of the Town Hall was necessary.
Restoring damaged natural stone requires appropriate materials and methods in order to retain and protect stone and to reproduce its original appearance.
Natural stone restoration encompasses a range of different measures and processes which may have a preservative, restorative and/or preventive action.
•Stone consolidation
•Stone reinstatement
•Stone replacement
•Stone cleaning
•Water repellent finish
•Coatings
Stone consolidation is a restorative stone preservation measure. The aim of successful stone consolidation is to recreate the original strength of the material.

Recommendations were made for using the KEIM Restauro range of products for the cleaning, consolidation, repair and preservation of the natural stone. Due to the specialised nature of these products, and the highly sensitive areas of their application, advice was sought from Keim Mineral Paints.

KEIM Restauro for Natural Stone Restoration;The Keim Restauro system provides a complete range of products for the cleaning, consolidation, repair and preservation of natural stone.
The full Keim Restauro system was utilised; Keim Restauro Grund for deep repairs, Keim Restauro Top colour matched for the finishing repair and Keim Restauro Lasur to blend the over effect and disguise the repair works, whilst maintaining the look and feel of natural stone.

 Photos of Work in Progress 


The main contractor is J. Clawson Ltd. with a team of directly employed restorers together with restorers provided by Venetian Plaster company.
The Architect is Andrew Bentley R.I.B.A. of Hugh Logan Architects (HLA)
On-site assistance provided by KEIM Lightfast Ltd.
The Town Hall is once more in fine form to brave the elements for many more years to come.

THINK CONSERVATION – THINK KEIM

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