Monthly Archives: April 2017

33 Colston Avenue, Bristol

Originally built in 1929 this building is opposite the Cenotaph in central Bristol. With a Bath Stone Art Deco facade, this really is a distinctive building containing offices which were comprehensively refurbished in the late 1990’s and in 2002 turned into student apartments

Having worked with Alandem Consulting Ltd  previously we were again approached by them to take down and refurbish the front elevation of the property.

Work on the property commenced in December 2015 and is still on going. A survey was carried out by a surveyor before access was in place and we were asked to give some budget figures for repairing some cracked stone heads.

  

 

Following erection of scaffold access a closer inspection was carried out and it became clear that the large steel beams of the building were eroded by water ingress over the years which had expanded and caused a lot of movement in the stone.

As a result of this we have been instructed to remove the stone cladding from the face of the building, clean up and treat the steels with rust inhibitors and refix the stone replacing any defective units.

  

As Some of the stone units we had to remove and refix are almost half a ton in weight, we have had to use traditional lifting methods of split pins and manual chain blocks.

Once completed this building will be restored back to its formal glory and remain an impressive looking Art Deco style building.