Restoration and decoration


Prefabricated balustrades, Kensington Palace Gardens, London, United Kingdom

The city of London has a vast heritage of 19th-century façade decorations made with cement. In 2011 the company PAYE (, who specialise in the restoration of historic façades, built a balustrade in the famous avenue of Kensington Palace Gardens. This was a copy of prefabricated elements using Roman cement. PAYE’s prefabrication workshop and their traditional moulding know-how made this operation a remarkable success. As the only industrially-manufactured Roman cement available today, Prompt natural cement was used.