The foundation stone laid by John Baron, the mayor, in 1885 marked the beginning of the construction of a truly impressive building that has continued to make a profound statement in the heart of Burnley to this day. This architectural gem, standing as a testament to the late 19th-century craftsmanship, underwent a transformative renovation in 2023. During this process, our team was commissioned to carry out vital repairs in one of the significant state rooms where water ingress had taken its toll on the delicate plasterworks.

The meticulous restoration efforts began with the thorough examination of the affected area. Our skilled tradesmen, well-versed in historical restoration, stripped back all defective plaster to reveal a sound and stable edge. In areas requiring additional support, our team expertly installed reinforcements to ensure the structural integrity of the underlying framework.

Once the full extent of the damaged area was uncovered, our dedicated tradesmen embarked on a precise restoration process. Taking reference molds of adjacent areas became a crucial step to ensure the seamless integration of the repaired section with its surroundings. Simultaneously, the installation of riven laths provided a solid foundation for the subsequent three-coat plastering works to the background, meticulously executed to match the historical construction techniques.

The replication of the intricate molding was a highlight of the restoration project. Our skilled craftsmen, drawing upon their expertise and attention to detail, faithfully reproduced the original molding, ensuring that every nuance and detail mirrored the historic aesthetics of the state room. The outcome of the repair was nothing short of exceptional, with the newly applied plasterwork seamlessly blending with the original, serving as a true credit to the unparalleled craftsmanship within our team.

The commitment to preserving the historical integrity of the building was evident in every step of the restoration process. The result was a state room that not only recaptured its former glory but also stood as a testament to the meticulous craftsmanship and dedication of our team. The rejuvenated state room now harmoniously contributes to the overall grandeur of this truly stunning building, allowing it to continue making an enduring statement in the heart of Burnley.