Electra House, Moorgate - PAYE
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Electra House, Moorgate

Client: London Metropolitan University
Principal Contractor: PAYE Stonework & Restoration Limited

PAYE were appointed principle contractor by the London Metropolitan University for external repairs and redecoration of Electra House built in 1900-03 by Belcher and Joass. Electra House is a Grade II listed neo-classical building, and set over 6 storeys’ in Moorgate, Central London.


Following a detailed survey, we carefully removed all the identified defective masonry, exposing corroding steelwork which we repaired. Our team of stonemasons could then repair the damaged stone before a nebulous (and TORC where required) clean to remove any historical build-up of soil.


Lead flashing to the lanterns and the mansard roof were replaced while other parts of the roof required some asphalt repairs and an application of solar reflective paint. Where some insulation to the roof had become saturated, we replaced and overcoated with a Proteaus waterproofing system.


The lead sheet coverings to the dome have also been cleaned and repaired. The globe feature which adorns the dome, with its astrology band and cherubs were also cleaned and repaired with a protective coating added.


We also undertook carpentry repairs to the windows and doors and then decorated.