Architectural terracotta is a robust and durable building material with a surface quality that matures with age however certain circumstances exist that can compromise its performance. Lack of maintenance, challenging environmental conditions or poor building technique can lead to unit failure and cause the need for replacement.
At Priory Architectural Terracotta any existing terracotta colour can be matched, and we take pride in blending the clays and metal oxides in a manner that retains the character of the original. We can either accept the defective pieces at our workshop or visit site to take a detailed survey. This survey enables us to produce the models and moulds necessary for the statues, pediments, coping, cornice, string course, friezes, finials and chimney pots that are common in historic building construction.
By employing the same hand-crafted processes used in the original manufacture we can maintain the product’s authenticity and recreate the understated finesse of form and colour that characterise architectural terracotta buildings.