Churchill Room Hoddesdon
Gcnc Ltd requested PES Scanning to support them in a project to help restore a wood paneled room in a former Conservative Club building in Hoddesdon, Hertsfordshire. The Club was housed in a Grade II-listed, 17th century house named “Stanboroughs” where it is believed Winston Churchill began his political career.
The upstairs of the building contains a number of special historical features, including a wooden staircase and the wood panelled room. The room itself was wooden clad on all the walls, excluding the ceiling, with simple, but ornate, carved features on the panels. The wood also ‘framed’ the large sash windows and traditional bay window, plus there was a large ornate fire place that required careful restoration and reassembly.
The developers worked with the local Heritage Trust office, to ensure the accurate restoration of the buildings listed features, and during the initial review of the building it was found that a number of the wooden panels needed to be replaced or repaired, ensuring any restored panels were an exact replication of the originals
High quality and beautiful carvings were unfortunately lost and destroyed 2 years ago – a preservation order was put on the room to restore it to its former glory. PES Scanning and Gcnc ltd collaborated to use 3d scanning and CNC technology to reproduce perfectly a set of replacement carvings for restoration.
Manufacturing in wood is a specialist process and we have always partnered with PES in all of our restoration projects that either require a manufactured solution in wood, stone or many other materials.
PES provided .stl formatted data to GCNC which was used to programme their CNC machines, enabling the manufacture of the panels. The process includes setting up the CNC programme to create the best cutter paths and tooling to ensure that the detail from the 3D scan data (.stl file) was best utilised.