The restoration of Pulhamite can be a tricky business, and needs to be carried out by people who have some experience in the work. The following firms may be able to help.
1) Pulhamite Restorers
|V.C.-Pulham Garden Crafts, Widford, Hertfordshire
Valerie Christman and her family are direct descendents of James (1) Pulham, and operate a firm of landscape gardeners that specialises in the construction of rock gardens and water features, with many years’ experience of creating show gardens at Chelsea. Their fascinating story is recounted in The Pulham Legacy.
Val is an enthusiastic amateur geologist, and a professional garden designer who is dedicating herself to the preservation of her family heritage, providing sonsultancy, design, construction and Pulhamite restoration services in collaboration with teams of specialist craftspeople. Contact Val at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07925 187778
|Alan Bishop & Associates, Godalming, Surrey
Specialist producers of bespoke, hand-sculpted render rockwork, waterfalls and trees etc. Has considerable experience in the restoration and repair of Pulhamite stone on prestigious sites such as Buckingham Palace, the Swiss Garden at Old Warden, Blackpool, Ross Hall Park in Glasgow, Wotton Park etc.
|Conservation Contracts Northwest, Bolton, Lancashhire
CCNW are professional environmental consultants and contractors who specialise in habitat management works on all aspects of sensitive projects. They have experience in – and are very interested in – Pulhamite restoration.
|Eccleston George, Sandown, Isle of Wight
Eccleston Georga are a group of innovative artists and craftspeople who have developed their own Eccleston George Permanent Stone for use in the construction and sculpting of naturalistic rock formations etc. This is effectively the same approach that Pulhams took in the 19th Century, except that the EG materials are not natural stone. They have undertaken – and are extremely interested in – the restoration of Pulhamite installations.
2) Landscape Designers and Gardeners