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Date completed : 31 July 2018 Duration : 16 Months
Matthew Beesley
  • Development of project Listed Building Consent and Faculty application. 
  • Quantitative assay on weathering by-products; ion concentration measurements of gilding and polychrome surfaces/substrates; subsequent cleaning methods: primarily dry cleaning, with localised isotonic gel poultices for sulphation deposit softening to gilding and surfaces. 
  • Analysis of pigments and binding mediums from ground layers to later interventions.
  • Tracing and documentation of alterations to painted lines and embossed scraffito lines.
  • Syringe application of 5g/L nano-lime solutions, followed by 125g/L nano-lime grouts; fine air lime mortar buttressing and repairs.
  • Gilding and repainting using light stable pigments bound in UV resistant stable binders.
  • Nano hydrophobic suspension applied for future preventative maintenance of primary areas subjected to water flow.
King’s College Chapel Cambridge: South Porch Sundial
King’s College Chapel Cambridge: South Porch Sundial
King’s College Chapel Cambridge: South Porch Sundial
King’s College Chapel Cambridge: South Porch Sundial
King’s College Chapel Cambridge: South Porch Sundial
King’s College Chapel Cambridge: South Porch Sundial
King’s College Chapel Cambridge: South Porch Sundial

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