Fantastic Portico

First impressions matter and perhaps none more than that of any visitors who encounter the grand entrance to your premises for the first time. Whether it be your headquarters, a courthouse, hotel, hospital or as in this case a care home, the condition and overall aesthetics of your premises should fill your clientele with confidence.

This huge ornate canopy with roman doric pillars and a balustrade of stone dollies originally bared the secrets of its construction for all to clearly see. Magicman was hired by the customer to make the entire edifice look like one piece of stone and create a sense of grandeur as intended in its design.

Ornate canopy restored by Magicman

The finished article - an ornate canopy

Although we don't use the term much these days, Magicman are technically speaking 'fine finishers'. It may sound a little old fashioned in today's modern and fast paced world but it is an accurate description is often applied to Magicman's repair and restoration services. Here is a job that encapsulates the ethos behind that terminology and our pride in our work.

Before works were carried out

Before any works were carried out

These particular works required two Magicman Technicians, our stone specialist Will accompanied by recent addition Ben, a week and a half to complete, working externally and at height on a raised platform.

 Work in progress

Joins were filled ad any raised lipping was stripped back and smoothed out, then the whole piece was colour matched and sprayed with multiple layers of specialist stone paint. The customer was so pleased that they are now looking at treating other parts of the building.


stonework resurfacing exterior external portico canopy entrace building