Scilly Islands Life Boat Station


Scilly Islands RNLI Life Boat Station Refurbishment.

Richard North undertook the refurbishment of the St Marys RNLI Lifeboat Station on the Scilly Isles during the summer of 2012. Despite the appalling weather the job was carried out to the delight of the RNLI.

View of the finished St Marys RNLI Lifeboat Station: refurbished to withstand the worst that the Atlantic gales can do.




Coping detail showing the lead work and finished pointed coping stones

Coping Detail

General view showing the problems of a wet summer in the Scillys




Re-pointed end wall

Repointed end wall













Detail showing filled joints before being struck. Notice joints are over filled.




Detail showing filled joints after being struck. Note the clean, none smeared face despite using a sticky high strength mortar.








View of the finished pointed end wall, showing struck joints and clean, smear free granite blocks




The RNLI were so delighted with the finished refurbishment that they have awarded Richard North with another refurbishment contract. He is delighted with the performance of the Pnu-Point: it enables him to work quickly and cleanly in a difficult environment.


Richard carries out all types of general building work in the Devon / Cornwall area including off shore work as shown above.

To contact him phone: Mobile 07527445617 or Land line 01752513384