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External Case Studies

Outdoor Stone Projects, patios, staircases etc

Take a virtual tour to understand the projects led by the Stonemasons and Project Managers at MGS Restoration Ltd. We encourage you to contact us if you think you’d like to work with us. 

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Luxury Department Store, Mayfair, London

October, 2019

Project:

160-162, New Bond St, Mayfair, London W1S 2UE


Details:

Working at height out of hours to perform repairs to the facade of the external stone shop front including chip and hole repairs.

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Cocktail Bar, Canary Wharf, London

September 2019

Project:

The Alchemist - Canary Wharf - Canary Wharf Shopping Centre, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AJ


Details:

Working at height out of hours stone installation including mechanical pinning of stone

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Office Communal Garden Area

October 2019

Project:

100 Wood St, London, EC2V 7AN


Details:

Installation of large Yorkstone solid steps using a block and tackle hoist system. Mechanical fixings where required for safety and piece of mind.

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Portland Staircases and Paving

January, 2020

Project:

Camden, London, NW1 7EA


Details:

Supply, Template, Manufacturing and installation of Portland Stone 40mm external steps, paving and coping stones to brick wall. 

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Stone Portico Deep Clean & Seal

May 2019

Project:

External stone cleaning

Finchely, N3 1UD


Details:

Chemical cleaning and hot pressure washing of stone facade to front of apartment block. Sealing of stone for future protection. 

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Portland External Step 

April, 2018

Project:

External stone cleaning and rendering - Private Residential , Clerkenwell, London


Details:

Our client had the new stone installed only one year previously but was suffering with issues relating to discolouring and picture framing on the main landing grout. On examination the grout was poor tile adhesive bleeding through from lack of sealing. MGS Diamond cut the surface bringing back the natural finish and sealed the stone twice for good measure. We also undertook some fresh rendering of the surrounding railing bases which were deteriorated. 


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Carrara Marble External Steps

September, 2017

Project:

Nursing home external Carrara marble stone cleaning, Maida Vale, London


Details:

Years of bleach had etched the surface and natural mineral iron deposits within the Carrara marble have caused yellow / brown discoloration on the surface. We diamond cut the surface and applied a specialist stone chemical for the reduction of the iron marks within the stone bringing back the original colour and finish. Two matching sets of steps also sealed with specialist stone sealer / protector. 

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Kensington Communal Planters

June, 2017

Project:

External stone cleaning and Polishing, Kensington, London


Details:

Communal area to luxury apartments in Kensington. MGS chemically washed all stone and buffed the surface to bring back the natural shine. We alo made several chip and crack repairs where required. Due to the difficulty of polishing and buffing black granite we introduced a new polishing procedure for this material with help from our excellent sundries suppliers.

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Private Residential 

July 2017

Project:

External stone cleaning and Polishing, Richmond, London


Details:

This external patio reclaimed flagstone patio in a courtyard garden suffers from algae build up during the winter months. We have an annual contract to deep clean chemical wash and seal the stone areas. We also undertook diamond cutting and polishing of two tables.

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External Front Steps

February, 2018

Front Step Repair and Clean, Belgravia, London, 

Details:

Replacement of two steps to matching stone, Prepare and install using natural stone adhesive then diamond cut and seal the surface of all stones and landings. 

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Private Residential 

August 2017

Project: External stone cleaning and new stone installation, Hollowway, London


Details:

This minor project turned out to become quite some work. We were initially contacted to replace slate nosings and replace some loose tiles. The original nosing was slate [very weak] and we chose black granite. We sourced matching porcelain square tiles. 

On removal of the existing nosings and loose tiles we discovered that the original York Stone steps had been broken in several places and covered up. We informed the client who then had to arrange for a main contractor to rebuild the steps in concrete. We also then took the opportunity to change the steps to full black granite where possible as this was stronger and would last longer. We finally chemical washed and sealed all the stone.

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Full Property Refurbishment

September 2019

Project:

Internal & external stone cleaning, Hollands Park, London


Details:

Whole house minor refurbishment project to a beautiful home in Holland Park London. We undertook external stone cleaning at the front and rear along with internal main ground and lower ground floor limestone chemical washing and sealing. We also restored two bathrooms. Due to the quick pace of the project we worked through the evenings to complete the project and have limited photos.

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Synagogue 

March 2019

Project:

Synagogue External stone cleaning, Finchley, London


Details:

We were asked to undertake the chemical cleaning and diamond polishing of the external limestone columns and the stone to the main front door facade under the portico. As you can clearly see by the photos it was a vast improvement to the original.

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Private Residential Home

October, 2018

Project:

External Carrara front entrance steps, Richmond, Surrey


Details:

External steps were in great need of repair and restoration. Many of the steps and risers were loose or broken and the whole surface needed diamond polishing. We rebuilt part of the steps and reset all loose steps and risers. We diamond cut the whole surface and then, grouted, sealed and siliconed where required. 

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Private Residential External

September 2019

Project:

External front and rear patio in Indian sandstone, Holland Park, London


Details:

This beautiful home required a good clean down ready for summer. We used a commercial petrol hot washer combined with our scrubbing machine and specialist chemicals to bring back the stone to its original colour. We also spotted areas where car grease, rust and black spots had appeared. 

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Shop Front Fit Out

October 2019

Project:

Thunderbird Fried Chicken

29 Villiers Street, 

London, 

WC2N 6ND


Details:

In the final days of refurbishment just before opening we were asked to attend site to make repairs to damaged granite on the external shop front. Due to the nature and grain of the granite we invented and used some terrazzo chippings to create as close a match as possible mixing all possible neutral colours; bardiglio, Carrara, Turkish white and bottichino with a grey background. We also chemically washed the whole area and sealed all stone. We finally assisted with a new flamed black granite main step and installed carborundum strips for Health and Safety.

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Property Maintenance

February, 2019

Project:

External front Portland stone, Eaton Square, London


Details:

External lower ground floor Portland stone which turned green over the winter months. A combination of high pressure hot washing, scrubbing and chemical cleaning followed by some colour matched grout and sealing with specialist stone sealer.

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