London Metropolitan University
Paye Stonework and Restoration
Electra House is a Grade II listed neo-classical building built in 1900-03 by Belcher and Joass, set over 6 storeys in Moorgate, Central London.
Following cleaning a detailed survey was carried out which hi-lighted defects caused by corrosion of the supporting steel frame. Paye stonemasons carefully removed fractured stonework to expose corroded steel for cleaning and treatment before reinstating masonry.
Lead flashing to the lanterns and the mansard roof were replaced while other parts of the roof required some asphalt repairs and an application of solar reflective paint.
Where some insulation to the roof had become saturated, this was replaced and overcoated with a Proteaus waterproofing system.
The lead sheet coverings to the dome were cleaned and repaired and the globe feature which adorns the dome, with its astrology band and cherubs were also cleaned and repaired with a protective coating added. Carpentry repairs were completed to the windows and doors and decorated.