Category: Projects

March 2019 – St. Benet’s Abbey Gatehouse

Early March on the Norfolk Broads, BCS inspected the surreal remains of St. Benet’s Abbey Gatehouse. A wind pump was inserted into the remains of the Abbey Gatehouse in the second half of the C18th. Why? Well, if you go into the remains you will see that the shaft hole for the pump has been placed through the center of…

Isle-of-Man, lighthouse, conservation

Calf of Man 2017

As long standing high-level heritage consultants to Manx Heritage we were asked to undertake a rope-access inspection of the two 1818 Stevenson lighthouses, situated on the beautiful and remote Calf of Man and report on their condition . It was an incredible opportunity to access, touch and record historic material untouched in decades. The quality of the workmanship and attention…

Major Contract at Lincoln Cathedral – July- August 2016

BCS. Ltd. is preparing to start their contribution to a major conservation repair programme on the spires of Lincoln Cathedral. Having contributed to a structural survey report on their condition last year BCS. Ltd. is now working in partnership with the works department at the Cathedral to address defects and failures found in the lead. We will be Starting work…

Lincoln Cathedral

BCS Ltd feels privileged for every opportunity to be involved in the conservation of Britain’s heritage, the building we are proudest to be associated with is undoubtedly Lincoln Cathedral. Since 2002, BCS Ltd has been inspecting the East End, Central Tower and West Towers and Turrets of the Cathedral on a three-year rolling survey. The great West Front of Lincoln…

English Heritage

BCS Ltd is very proud to have built a long-standing relationship with English Heritage. Since 2001 we have inspected, reported on and conservatively repaired buildings at over 40 sites, many as part of an on-going annual inspection programme devised by us in conjunction with E.H. Over this period we have developed a board and deep understanding of the problems widely differing…

Magpie Mine: High Level Inspection

High Level Inspection of Magpie Mine Magpie Mine looks like a piece of Cornwall transported to the Peak District. It is the remains of a lead mine that was intermittently active between the 1840’s and the 1950’s with most of the extant remains dating from the 1860’s. Since 1962 it has been in the care of the Peak District Mines…

Scarisbrick Hall – March 2011

Scarisbrick Hall is a Grade I listed building. It is one of the finest examples of Victorian Gothic architecture in the country and was worked on by the architecht A.W.N. Pugin (who was instrumental in the design of The Houses of Parliament) and his son E.W. Pugin who was principally responsible for the tower Building Conservation Solutions worked on. It…