Natural History Museum, Kensington
The requirement of the project was to remove areas of York stone steps to the front entrance of the museum without damaging them, so that they could be reused. Our suggested method was to diamond saw cut using power hydraulic hand-held saws.
Firstly, we used a pre-cut saw with a maximum cutting depth of 150mm, and then followed down using a ring saw with a maximum cutting depth of 270mm. Water was used to eradicate the dust emissions produced and also to cool the diamond blade during the cutting process.
Once cuts were formed at locations marked out by the main contractor, each cut step was removed with absolutely no damage to the surrounding structure. We were able to ensure the project was completed on schedule and to the client’s requirements.