Specialist repair and maintenance business Stone Technical Services has secured around £200,000 worth of new contracts.
The Darlington-based firm, experts in the fields of high level, historic and general maintenance, is working on a variety of contracts across the region.
In Darlington, Stone’s wood preservation and decorative installation experts from its restoration division are carrying out repairs to the iconic Darlington Library on Crown Street.
The Grade II-listed building, dating back to 1885, was commissioned by the well-known Pease family who founded the Stockton to Darlington Railway.
Stone’s team is carrying out renewals of the handrails, pediments, pilasters, kneelers and the decorative finials and balustrades.
In Middlesbrough, Stone’s restoration and access divisions are removing and installing a balcony to the Bishop of Middlesbrough’s residence. Further north of the region, Stone completed a contract with organisers of the Great North Run to erect and remove banners, including the iconic banner across the Tyne Bridge.
While in Sunderland, Stone’s lightning protection experts fitted a new system to Roker Lighthouse, in line with the historic design of the 110 year old beacon. The firm’s facilities management team recently completed a contract for Gentoo in Sunderland, as well as a number of other projects across County Durham.
Dave Stone, managing director, said: “Our business has grown to such an extent that we now work nationwide on a daily basis but the North East is our heartland so these contracts are very important to us.
“It’s a real privilege to work on such a variety of interesting buildings. From weather repairs on social housing and schools, to intricate conservation on ancient churches and sympathetic lightning protection systems on 100-year-old lighthouses. This is what we do and what has given us a leading reputation in the sector, as well as creating new jobs.”