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The Art of Restoring Historical Buildings

Here at Relkogroup we are well practiced in dealing with flood and fire restoration projects of all shapes and sizes. In fact, we have experienced such projects with varying levels of damage. Our skilled team do their best, combining skill and knowledge, to restore buildings and structures to their former glory. However, some work is more challenging depending on the scale and severity of the flood or fire damage.    

That said, the projects we have undertaken (some of which can be seen in our Case Studies section) are nowhere near the top end of the scale in terms of size, severity and the challenge posed.

You see, as much as rural floods, commercial fires and town centre restorations are in the news, and as serious as these projects are to those involved, they pale in comparison to some of the world's most daunting flood, fire and masonry restoration projects.

To see what we mean, keep reading. Below we have listed two examples of impressive ancient structures that are in need of some serious care and attention. They both have a little something special, and they would both pose quite the challenge - and adventure - for the team here at Relko.

Of course, they are under the strict guard and loving charge of the world's historical societies and institutes, but that doesn't mean we can't dream about what it would be like to restore them to their breath-taking former glory.

Lion City, China (Flood)

Lion City was an ancient Chinese hub, but it was purposely flooded in favour of a man-made dam. The underwater structures are now a great attraction for divers who have marvelled at how intact both the masonry and timber structures remain. You can dive down and walk the streets and staircases, imagining how splendid the whole thing would look fully restored. If the pictures in this Daily Mail article are anything to go by, it would be spectacular.

Pompeii and Herculaneum, Italy (Fire)

Few (if any) in this world have not heard the tragic tale of the ancient Roman world, where the cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum were destroyed by a violent eruption from Mount Vesuvius. One city lost its inhabitants and was built upon for centuries. The other, Pompeii, was lost under the ash of several pyroclastic flows. This ash encased and protected the city and its eerily preserved residents, leaving them in unprecedented good condition for excavations. Since those excavations started, the world has seen Pompeii unfold, and people wander through the streets every day, admiring the buildings, artwork, and artefacts. As you look at all Pompeii, and Herculaneum have to offer now though, you cannot help but wish you could see it in its finest state.

Now, these stunning examples of once-grand structures are just a few of the many ancient treasures in disrepair around the world. And whilst Relkogroup may never have the opportunity to carry out flood and fire restoration services on these examples, we can still offer our quality professional services to you.

So if you are in need of flood, fire or masonry restoration work, get in touch with the team here at Relko, today.