Glossop Library, Derbyshire

Glossop Library, Derbyshire

Glossop Library, Derbyshire Lyons Stonework acted as masonry contractor for derbyshire cc on the building of the new ashlar glossop library  The new glossop library on talbot st forms an addition to the existing adult education centre. Lyons were appointed as masonry subcontractor in spring 2017 starting on site late summer. all of the natural stone was cut and masoned in house at lyons’ workshop. the works were then carried out on site by lyons in house masons and bricklayers.   The new library features and external leaf in natural sandstone restrained to a blockwork inner leaf of masonry panels within steel frame construction.  Colour matched mortar was used to point the ashlar facade.  Details of Work Included: Full supply and fix masonry package – stonework and blockwork.  Manufacture in-house of all stonework. Scheduling of all masonry.  All fixing of outer leaf facade.  Supply of fixing systems and masonry supports.  All blockwork, insulation and firestop barriers.  Return to...
Cold Arbor Farm, Macclesfield

Cold Arbor Farm, Macclesfield

COLD Arbor farm, macclesfield one of our largest projects to date, involving masonry works to three dwellings as well as extensive external work.    ONE OF OUR LARGEST PROJECTS TO DATE, INVOLVING MASONRY WORKS TO THREE DWELLINGS AS WELL AS EXTENSIVE EXTERNAL WORK. WHILE WORKING ON A NEARBY SCHEME FOR THE SAME DEVELOPER, LYONS WAS COMMISSIONED TO CARRY OUT REPAIRS TO THIS GRADE II LISTED FARM AND BARN.  Further tasks were added to our work package as the project went on, so that we also provided stoneworks to the adjacent new build house and garages and extra external work to the farm. In the end, we were on site from start to finish and used each of our in-house skillsets on the project, including: groundworkers (underpinning) dry stone wallers (external walling, reandom stone outer walls and isolated rebuilding) fixer masons (stone repairs, new internal stone cills, crack stitching) pointers/restorers (surface repairs and lime pointing) stone cleaners (DOFF cleaning and sealing) banker masons (carving replacement masonry and cutting signage) bricklayers and masons building new outbuilding and garages. A gratifying venture for us, and a happy client. “We have been completely satisfied with the quality, management and conduct of Lyons Stonework, particularly on the listed building where its expertise and knowledge proved invaluable.” “Given the long lead times the industry is currently experiencing, their contacts in sourcing materials cost effectively and promptly helped mitigate cost variations on the listed building.” “We would have no hesitations in using Lyons again or in recommending them for similar work to others.” Nigel Galleymore, Commercial Director, Jones Homes (North West) Ltd.   Details of...
Heversham – Masonry Restoration

Heversham – Masonry Restoration

Heversham Hotel masonry repairs, restoration and alterations to the 17th century heversham hotel  dating back to 1690, the building was originally a vicarage. over the years it became a private house, then the heversham hotel. later it was renamed ‘the blue bell’, after the bell in the bar which came from heversham railway station. finally, after this latest restoration programme it was reinstated as the heversham hotel in 2016. the hotel is owned by samuel smith’s, a brewery with a real passion for the conservation of historic buildings.   Lyons was chosen by the brewery’s architect to carry out the masonry works on this major project which ran from Summer 2015 until September 2016. The project grew in scale significantly, thanks to the many additional issues discovered during the progress of the works. Initially, the incongruous 1960s additions to the building were removed, so that Lyons could set about the structural repairs. A meticulous and lengthy schedule of stonework replacement and restoration followed. New stone was locally sourced and masoned to match the existing features on the building. Each was then skilfully installed, using traditional lime mortars. The results speak for themselves.                           Details of Work Included: Completion of new-build extensions to the property Scheduling and templating for masonry to complete the build Production of new masonry External walling Lime pointing Sympathetic repairs to original building Structural repairs and temporary works Return to...
New build home, Disley

New build home, Disley

New build home, Disley Lyons Stonework were contracted to supply the stone masonry to this exceptional new build home in Disley, Cheshire  Lyons supplied the stone masonry for this superb new build home in Disley, Cheshire, using a fine sandstone. The block was cut at our yard, worked and finished and the more intricate fixing work was undertaken on site. Lyons worked with the client to both value engineer and maximise ease of fixing on the masonry components for the build. The speed of turnaround was key to the client on this project and effective system of calling off was used to ensure that our manufacturing programme linked to client requirements for key delivery dates to site. Details of Work Included: Scheduling for masonry to complete new build. Production of new masonry. Supply of walling stone. Feature arch. Fixing of bay window. Return to...