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...
St Anne’s Church, Sale

St Anne’s Church, Sale

St Anne's East Window restored to glory Lyons Stonework has repaired and restored the 19th Century, five-light, stained glass East window at St Anne's Church in Sale.  ST ANnE’s church was opened in 1854 to accommodate an increase in local population following the arrival of the railway to the town. IT IS built in the Victorian Gothic style.  The need for repairs had been identified in the Church’s most recent quinquennial report. THIS showed that the stonework tracery of the window had deteriorated AND was at risk of total failure. the stone had been bedded in the wrong plane and, during previous repair attempts, covered in cementitious mortar and sealant. This had exacerbated the problem because it trapped in moisture, causing the stone to decay more quickly. Lyons Stonework was awarded the JCT Minor Works Contract from a short list chosen by the Church’s architect, Equilibrium. As main contractor Lyons enlisted the help of specialist Pendle Stained Glass. This was now the proven team which had completed a similar scheme at St James’ Church in Brindle with Equilibrium. The first move was for Pendle Stained Glass to strip out all stained glass lights and remove them to the workshop for restoration and cleaning, reforming any deviation in plane, and renewing the perimeter lead. Pendle would also replace the iron saddlebars designed to keep the panes from bowing, since the iron had corroded and therefore expanded causing fractures to the surrounding stone. As Lyons began removing the damaged tracery, more stonework issues were uncovered. The hood mould above the window had deteriorated, and the cross finial was cracked down...
Bank Facade Works, Manchester City Centre

Bank Facade Works, Manchester City Centre

Facade repairs and restoration, Manchester City Centre Lyons delivered on time and on budget for specialist FM client.  The bank’s façade had suffered deterioration to balusters at the top of the building, ball finial and upper level hood moulds. It’s common in buildings of this period to find spalling, but in some areas the stonework had become unsafe — a real concern since it was high above a busy city centre street in Manchester. Time was of the essence. The bank’s FM contractor called in Lyons to carry out a condition assessment. After producing an MEWP survey, detailed report and proposed schedule of works, in conjunction with the FM company, we were appointed to repair and restore the damaged stonework. Site preparations began. Given the urgency, the team carried out detailed templates so that the stone could be sawn and shaped out in our workshop as quickly as was humanly possible. Of course, ensuring public safety was crucial — especially to protect pedestrians and bank staff on the street below. Once all risks had been assessed and mitigated, the team pulled out all the stops, successfully fixing the new stonework on site and completing other isolated surface repairs — all on time and on budget. Details of Work Included: Detailed masonry condition survey Scheduling and templating for masonry Cutting out of deteriorated masonry Production of new masonry including new balusters, finial and hood mould indents Fixing of new masonry produced Pointing to match existing Isolated surface repairs to building 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...