We are thrilled that Rose of Jericho has again been included in Country Life’s Top 100 architects, interior designers, garden designers and specialists in Britain. We continue to develop our knowledge as a valuable source in all materials used in the conservation, repair and decoration of traditional and historic buildings. Thank you to Country Life for recognising our work and for placing us in such good company.
We were delighted to attend the Historic Buildings, Parks & Gardens Event this week.
The show was held on Tuesday 16th November at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in Westminster. It was a great opportunity to meet up with the owners and professionals involved with historic buildings to discuss their projects and showcase our products and services.
We are pleased to be included in Country Life’s Top 100 architects, designers and specialist craftspeople in the UK.
Following our analysis of archaeological samples from the Mediaeval Cloister of Exeter Cathedral late last year, we are now analysing flooring mortar samples from the Lady Chapel and Presbytery dating from the Gilbert Scott works of the 1870s.
Granada Old Town.
Our casein distemper is being used for the internal decoration of a Casa Grande in Old Town Granada, in the shadow of the exquisite Alhambra and Generalife Palaces.
A technical article on the history and use of Limewash written by Peter Ellis has been published in the Autumn 2020 edition of the Ecclesiastical Architect & Surveyors Association journal.
An unusual project for Rose of Jericho’s Casein Distemper as it’s used by Leonardo Aerospace to test for fuel leakage on the Royal Navy’s Merlin helicopters.
The white circles on the aircraft fuselage are our casein distemper.
Venetian Red was traditionally made using the natural earth ‘Rosso Veneziano’ from the Southern Alps near Venice. Rosso Veneziano was an ingredient of the pigment Cinabrese, used in Italian Renaissance paintings for skin tones. Our Venetian Red is a blend of Italian red and yellow ochre and burnt umber.
Dr Lucie Fusade and Prof. Heather Viles of the School of Geography and the Environment from the University of Oxford presented at the 2020 APT (Association for Preservation Technology) and National Trust for Canada joint conference. Their talk gave a review of recent developments in lime mortar research and was part of the two-day symposium: “In the Limelight: Examining the Spectrum of Lime and Cement Binders in Heritage Conservation” hosted by Fraser Shaw and Alick Leslie. The event was held online this year which enabled a range of excellent international speakers to present and discuss. The programme, and more information on both the conference and on the APT, can be found here.
Rose of Jericho’s lime plasters have been used extensively in the repair of the Elizabeth Tower at the Palace of Westminster. Housing the world famous Big Ben bell, the Pugin designed Elizabeth Tower was completed in 1859 and stands 96m tall, with 334 steps to the belfry. The current renovations began in 2017 and are scheduled to complete in 2021.