Featured Project

Encaustic Floor Restoration St Mary’s Church, Handforth Cheshire

Prior to Restoration the floor had a number of sections of missing and loose tiles and the true colours of the tiles were masked with years of grime

The beautiful Gothic-style church of St Mary’s, Handforth contacted us as the pulpit had been moved leaving exposed two large untiled areas in the chancel.  The small but exquisite church was commissioned by Thomas Lomas, a Manchester commodity dealer, who moved to Handforth in 1857.  

As a devoted Wesleyan Methodist, he felt that the village, which had a population of 629, needed a chapel to compare with the most fashionable Wesleyan chapels in the suburbs.  He donated the land for the site of the church, which adjoined his own house and garden.   No expense was spared in constructing the quality building which was completed in 1872.    In recent years the church has had a number of modifications and additions, including the relocation of the pulpit. 

After we restored the floor, seamlessly introducing replacement tiles to exactly match the original floor, we undertook a restorative clean and sealed the floor so it will look amazing for years to come.

The Finished floor