Staunton, "the place of the stones", was the ancient name given by the Anglo-Saxons. The village has stones of ancient origins and of mysterious forms, these are the Buck, Toad, Broad, Long and Queen Stone, all of which have origins dating back to the Bronze and Iron Ages. The Buckstone lies in Highmeadow Woods near the village. The huge rock on the summit of Buckstone Hill is said to have been used in Druid ceremonies, and actually used to rock before it was dislodged in 1885. This point is at 915 feet and one can view panoramic scenery such as views over the Forest of dean, Highmeadow Woods and the Black Mountains. The woods around Staunton are not actually part of the Royal Forest but are part of the Manor of Staunton.<br /><br />With historic buildings in and around the town, some national monuments, some still in use, owned privately or by the local council, we often find ourselves called on in the Staunton area to ensure that when the grime from traffic, bird fouling, general day to day soiling or even graffiti is removed from a treasured building, there is no damage to the often delicate stonework beneath.<br /><br />From removal of old paint for a domestic redecoration project, or the intricate cleaning of stone work in a cathedral using the poultice method, you will find that wherever you are in Staunton or Gloucestershire, you will get a quick response, highly competitive quotation and thorough cleaning from DJ Cooper. Our number is shown above, or if you prefer to send us an email, simply click in the header of any page.
Photo from Featured Project near Staunton, Gloucestershire
Specialist stonework requires specialist cleaning.
With so many different types and combinations of stone used in architecture, effective cleaning without damage is a highly specialised business. Choose the right method and the results can be spectacular. Choose the wrong method and cleaning can be ineffectual, or can even damage your stone.<br /><br />To make sure that the right methods and media are used for your patios, pathways, drives, paths, stone walls and outside features, you can rely on our years of experience in building conservation to make sure that only the dirt is removed.<br /><br />Call us on the number shown or click in the header of any page to request a quote.