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Original Mosaic – Criterion, Pontypridd

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Criterion, Pontypridd. A replica of the original mosaic which was unfortunately beyond reconstruction. The entire new mosaic project took three mosaic to complete, from the initial template, hand-cropping & tumbling the new colour-matched tesserae, pre-fabricating in the workshop and installation on site last week.

The first image illustrates the rather poor weather and our resourcefulness using tarpaulins and heras fencing. The second is the completed work, ready for the building reopening end of September this year.

Thank you to Brian and his team, looking forward to being invited back end of next month…



Bewleys Cafe, Dublin. Venetian glass and terrazzo mosaic

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Instruction by Paul Arnold Architects to visit Dublin and survey the Bewleys Cafe mosaic. An unusual early twentieth century mix of Venetian glass and terrazzo to the front facade of the building, which as a result of structural movement is in need of attention. Good colour-matching using the Orsoni standard colour smalti palette, for the numerous necessary in-situ repairs throughout the fine external mosaic decoration.

Work to be completed by October 2016.

Central London Victorian geometric and encaustic tile project

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Completed a beautiful original Victorian floor last month for an Architectural practice in Central London.

Work included stabilising large areas of loose tiling, reinstating & repairing damaged door thresholds, numerous in-situ repairs, face-grouting, thorough cleaning by hand & machine and final seal / polish treatment.

This project was carried out, outside normal working hours in the evenings to minimise any disruption to the Client.

STW Architects London forwarded the following kind testimonial: –

“We would like to thank Gary and his team for their excellent work in restoring our Victorian tiled entrance hall.  They were very knowledgeable, professional and extremely helpful.  They took great care to cause minimal disruption to our working day by doing the restoration outside working hours and could not have been more courteous.  The finished job looks absolutely fantastic and I would certainly recommend them to anyone who needs mosaic restoration work done.  Thank you once again.  Lou Collis, Office Manager, STW London.”

Central London Architectural Office, Victorian floor restoration project 2

Victorian floor repair

Private Victorian Restoration Project

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Large private Victorian restoration project in Cambridge.

Project included the removal and re-fixing of a large damaged section and the reinstatement of various missing or previous rather unsympathetic repairs. As well as salvaging the original geometric and encaustic tiles where possible, we also used our stocks of salvaged materials and procurement new hand made encaustics from Jackfield Tile Museum.

The project took a week to complete and we were delighted to receive the following testimonial from the Client: –

“The Mosaic Restoration Company are experts in the field of Victorian tiling.  They took great care to understand our needs, worked to a sensible budget, turned up on time, attended planning meetings with our general builder and engineer to make sure the job was properly specified, kept the work space clean and tidy and were a very pleasant and polite team to have on site.  We are delighted with the quality of the restoration work they did for us.”

Before removal  After removal

After reinstatement with new door threshold  Finishing polished treatment

Mosaic Restoration in Westminster Cathedral

Back at Westminster Cathedral

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Back at Westminster Cathedral

Works have commenced installing the St George’s Chapel mosaics to the Vault at Westminster Cathedral. The 80m2 of Venetian glass most has been pre-fabricated in our workshop over the last 9 months and is due to be completed by the end of February 2016.

TCA Mosaic Westminster Cathedral

TCA Mosaic – Westminster Cathedral

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Westminster Cathedral St George’s Chapel mosaic proceeding well in the workshop.

The current phase consists of an 80m² installation to the Chapel Vault. The large fabrication carried out in our Daventry workshop is due to be installed on site starting end of this year with completion scheduled for early Spring 2016.