Posted: 06 Jun, 2022
of a complete revamp to the Cathedral the external space around the
building, needed to contrast seamlessly with the existing structure
and the ongoing internal improvements. The client and architect
settled on a predominantly mid-grey stone with interesting variable
characteristics and an almost medieval style of bench design to fit
in geometrically with the overall characteristics of the Cathedral.
very pleased to have been chosen to supply the stone and play our
part in this very special project. This was a technically challenging
bench design and we were tasked to produce the material item drawings
for the factory production from the Architects drawings. We got the
order just as the pandemic was causing us to go in to our first
lock-down in March 2020. This meant that complicated information
sharing had to be communicated accurately and shared from our various
remote locations to ensure all details were assimilated correctly.
main supply was for large bench units cascading across five different
terrace levels. The flame textured units included for both straight
and radius sections as well as as corner pieces. These bench sections
weighed up to one and half tonnes each and were supplied in our Ash
Grey Portuguese granite. This is a predominantly mid-grey coloured
stone with good technical strength characteristics and a good choice
for this type of large seating units. Various details such as rounded
edges, recesses, grooves, tapers and fixing holes had to be
incorporated in to the production. The end result is quite stunning
and fits in really well with the overall St Nicholas Cathedral Common
Ground and Sacred Space Development.
supplied the kerbs, steps with inserts, splayed steps and tactile paving units.
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Classic Masonry Ltd
Classic Masonry is an award winning company undertaking stonemasonry and associated activities since 1991. We offer stonemasonry services involving construction, maintenance, restoration and construction.