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Awards
We are very proud of our achievements. The Stone Federation Great Britain run a biannual presentation called the 'Natural Stone Awards'. This is the most prestigious accolade in the UK for anyone involved in stonework to gain and in 2004 we not only won the main award for the restoration of St. Magnus Catherdral but we got a commended for Witley Court in the same category. We are very pleased to have won an award from the Museums and Heritage Awards for Excellence in 2005 for the Perseus and Andromeda Fountain, Witley Court. This also won a joint first from the Fountain Society in the same year.

Natural Stone Awards 2004 - Restoration Award
South Transept Rose Window, St. Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Orkney.
Boden & Ward won the Restoration Award 2004 for their renewal work carried out on the South Transept rose window of St. Magnus Church.
Judges’ comments
"This is an exemplar scheme where each stone that has been replaced has been with one of the same size. There is no piecing in and it is very difficult to tell which is new and which is original. The work has been executed well with consistency in joints. The result is very pleasing and a well integrated piece of repair something which is notoriously hard to achieve."

The Rose Window - St. Magnus Cathedral

Sean Collins receiving the Restoration Award
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Natural Stone Awards 2004 - Commended
Perseus and Andromeda Fountain, Witley Court, Witley, Worcestershire
The Perseus and Andromeda Fountain at Witley Court consists of the main fountain which is Perseus, the dragon and Andromeda, in total around 220 tonnes of Portland stone. This not only had to have stonework repairs but also many new carved pieces such as dragons teeth, horses ear, a finger, new left leg, both wings etc carved from new and fixed to the original piece. As well as the main fountain, there are two smaller fountains within the pool. These are cherubs on dolphins called “Nereids”. They had to be carved from new to match as closely as possible the originals that were lost. They each measure 2 metres high by 2 metres long and weigh approximately 6 tonnes each. It took 16 weeks to make each Nereid.
Judges’ comments
"This magnificent 1920's fountain was struck by lightening in the 1960's and has now been restored to its former glory. As with all good restoration on works of art like this, it is extremely difficult to see the difference between the old and the new."
Perseus and Andromeda Fountain
A new leg and wing was add to this fountain
Perseus and Andromeda Fountain
Two new cherubs were added

Natural Stone Awards 2002 - Restoration - Commended
Little Gaddesden Lodge, Berkhampsted, Hertfordshire.
Boden & Ward won a Commended in the restoration category for their restoration of Ringshall Lodge in Little Gaddesden.

Judges’ comments
"This gatehouse to a large country manor was built of local clunch, which is not known for its weathering. Restoration contains a balance between piecing in of new stone and the usual spinning back of the face to sound surface. A solution which suits clunch."
Before

After
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Natural Stone Awards 2000 Restoration Award– Highly Commended
West front, Central Pavilion, Woburn Abbey
Boden & Ward won a Highly Commended in the restoration category for their work to the West Front at Woburn Abbey in 2000.

Judges’ comments

"Good stone colour match and extremely fine jointing in keeping with the original work produced in this restoration of the west front. It has a superb overall effect."


After
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National Stone Awards 1997 Restoration Award – Highly Commended
St. Giles Church, Totternhoe Bedfordshire
Judges’ comments
"Clunch is notoriously difficult to treat once it has decayed to any extent and here replacement was the only long-term option. The current striking contrast between the new and the old stone will quickly disappear with weathering. This scheme represents the best in quality and care in carrying out major stone repairs to a village parish church."
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