Roman Baths Gorgon pediment reconstructed in 2008
Minerva, established over twenty five years ago, is a small business engaged in the specialist repair and conservation of historic stone and plasterwork.
We cover the counties of Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire from our workshop in Frome.
Over the years we have worked on many diverse projects to repair and conserve grand houses, parish churches, chapels, cathedrals, ancient bridges, archaeological monuments and historic gardens.
We always welcome enquiries for smaller projects from private individuals.
All projects are undertaken 'in house' by our small but highly skilled team.
We have an unrivalled expertise in the use of building limes for repairs and pointing and a rare understanding of the building techniques, materials and vernacular style of south west and southern Britain.
In April 2019 John Murrays - established in 1768 and publisher of Darwin, Jane Austen and Lord Byron will add one of our Directors, Andrew Ziminski to their list with his first book, provisionally titled 'THE STONEMASON.'
Above: St James' Priory, Bristol. Here we conserved the monuments and replastered the interior using traditional techniques.
Canal Bridge 107 - the Kennet and Avon canal rebuilt after Car crash - May 2018