Restoration & Cleaning

Thompson Memorials have a huge wealth of experience in the restoration and renovation of all types of monuments and cemetery grave memorials. Our experienced staff are well equipped to undertake replacement, rebuild or modernisation of any type of structure that has fallen into a state of disrepair. Depending on the nature of the deterioration, different techniques may be used.  Sometimes, techniques that would be perfectly safe for a modern granite memorial would further destroy an old monument. We have been commissioned to restore entire family plots, re-erect large fallen monuments, straighten and secure large leaning monuments. 

We undertake any restoration – no job is too big or small
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Existing concrete kerbs removed, original fallen column re-erected. Both memorials cleaned and renovated before being reset on a new concrete foundation.
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Existing concrete work removed and replaced with new concrete double cover. Memorials cleaned and renovated and reset including the original iron railing.
Restoration of Family Plots at Purewa Cemetery

The following photos show the scale of the project including concrete walls around 12 plots. Work also involved the moving of the large existing marble monument to a new position within the plot, including new piling and foundation.
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Original monuments prior to restoration work undertaken.

Photo to the right shows the lifting gantry being used to relocate the large marble monument.
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Concrete walls under construction.
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Completed restoration including garden and stainless rails.

Construction of New Kaukapakapa War Memorial Monument

Work involved setting 4 engraved granite tablets into exposed aggregate column set onto concrete bases. Thompson Memorials carried out the entire project, excavation, concrete construction including foundation and adjacent pathway.
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Excavation in progress in preparation for concrete foundation.

Photo to the right shows positioning of the aggregate column to the concrete bases.
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Placing of concrete around monument.
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Project completed for ANZAC Service 2013.

All our memorial work complies with Cemetery standards
NZS4242 and NZS9201


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