Metals including bronze are common on many war memorials as full sculptures or inscription plaques. Memorials are often highly decorative, featuring intricate work designed by notable sculptors. They have an important role in the architectural and artistic heritage of our country.
The conservation and repair of bronze and other metals is a specialist subject and trade. Maintenance is essential to long-term protection and should always be of prime importance. Identifying potential damage and failure early will reduce the likelihood of more severe long term damage, which can be destructive as well as costly to repair.
It is common for Stone Edge Conservation to carry out work on metal and bronze such as war memorials and commemorative structures. With our varied weather conditions, bronze architectural features become discoloured, requiring regular inspection and re-waxing.