Some Recent Projects
For the last fifteen years, Patrick Baty has acted as consultant on a great many restoration projects.
The majority of these have been on buildings of the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.
Many have been in
of England, but he has also worked in
and the United States.
A few of these projects are listed below.
Recent projects have included:
- the identification of paint colours used on external surfaces of buildings on a Second World War RAF station;
- the unravelling of the earlier decoration in one of the most important early neo-Palladian buildings in England;
- the identification of paint colours used throughout the last 260 years on the interior and exterior of a Scottish country house - previously thought "untouched by time";
- assistance in the specification of paints and colours for the restoration of a major country house in Ireland;
- analysis of the early colour schemes in the London town houses lived in by George Frideric Handel and Benjamin Franklin;
- the analysis of the first painted scheme applied to a war memorial designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens;
- assisting an American paint analyst with work on a private house in Charleston, South Carolina;
- analysis of the paint in a seaside house once owned by the 6th Duke of Devonshire;
- three phases of a major project on the restoration of one of the few surviving villas designed by Alexander "Greek" Thomson;
- recommendations for the painting of the exterior of the old Royal Naval College, Greenwich;
- assistance with the redecoration of Kew Palace;
- the specification of paints and colours following a fire in a country house in Ireland;
- assistance with the specification of paints and colours for an Adam ceiling, and an 18th century panelled room, in the Victoria & Albert Museum;
- the analysis of the interiors and exteriors of six adjacent buildings in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh;
- the analysis of two London churches designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor;
- the identification of the paint colours originally used on the exteriors of a 1960's London housing estate;
- the analysis of the original paint colours of the Royal Festival Hall and research into the influences behind their use;
- the production of colour-matched paints for carrying out repairs in two National Trust properties. Unusually we worked from colorimetric data emailed to us and did not need to visit the sites. Perfect matches were achieved.