Case Study: Restoration of Bishop Sherlock’s room, Fulham Palace

This large restoration project required about 3,000 hours of woodcarving hours. With a staff of more than 15 carvers, we were able to provide 600 hours a week of the finest quality decoration.

Built around 1750, Bishop Sherlock’s room had since been gutted and the original fireplace was gone. Architects Thomas Ford & Partners found clues in the marks on the walls that helped describe how the fireplace may have looked.

The fire surround incorporated brackets and a carved frieze of flowing acanthus leaves. Bishop Sherlock’s coat of arms was placed on the carved pediment above the main door.

We are proud that the first phase of the project, which included the restoration of Bishop Sherlock’s room, won first place in the Conservation category for the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) London Awards in 2008.

“The quality of the carving your company provided for Bishop Sherlock’s Room is simply outstanding. Congratulations to you and your team of carvers. The craftsmanship on display is extraordinary and the appearance of the room is remarkable as a result.” — Dr. Scott Cooper, Director, Fulham Palace