From bandstands and piers to pissotieres and plant houses, Dorothea provides a complete service from the very first condition surveys, conservation reports, repair specifications or project costings.
We can then project manage or implement the complete restoration programme. Some projects require work principally in situ , while others require disassembly, off site work and then reassembly. Work typically includes various combinations of repair, strengthening, cleaning, finishing and the replacement of missing elements – and in all areas we offer an unrivalled track record.
Our complete service in this area includes:
- Knowledge of the structure's historic aspects – the history, constructional detail and materials
- Understanding the mechanisms of deterioration – wear, corrosion, settlement and damage
- A clearly defined conservation policy covering all work; modern plant, equipment and premises.
Whenever traditional cast iron or genuine (puddled) wrought iron lies at the heart of a structure, Dorothea Restorations is the contractor of choice for repair or restoration work.