From replacement balusters to the sympathetic restoration of listed bridges, the Topbond Group has built up an enviable track record for working on heritage projects.
The various divisions within the group can combine their skills and experience to create a synergy which can provide solutions to a wide range of repair challenges – from structural issues such as concrete and brick repairs, through to more aesthetic matters such as replacement windows and cast stone elements.
In particular, they have worked on a number of historic buildings where the skills of their joiners and stone masons have come to the fore, providing 21st century repair solutions to much older buildings and structures.
Archaeological watching briefs are sometimes required on heritage projects and Topbond are aware of the need to ensure that close contact is maintained with organisations such as English Heritage to maintain the integrity of sites.
Broadmead Renaissance Cast Stone can use reconstituted cast stone to match existing profiles on buildings and structures, ranging from bridges, stately homes, churches and cathedrals right through to a listed seaside shelter!
Specialist joinery division, Howard Joinery use their considerable technical expertise to provide replacement joinery which is virtually indistinguishable from the original. One such project was the restoration of a building in Brighton where they were called upon to replicate the gothic windows of the original listed building.
Topbond’s anchoring capabilities have been used on a number of ancient buildings, including Lincoln Castle and Tilbury Fort, where they have been able to provide stablisation without compromising the aesthetic appearance of the structures.
Topbond have also worked on a number of listed bridges, including the world famous Ironbridge and Tickford Bridge, the oldest working cast iron bridge in the world. Carbon fibre technology was used on both these projects to provide an unobtrusive repair solution. The Tickford Bridge project won a Historic Bridges Award.