From London to Auckland, Buckingham Palace to Auckland Museum. Stephen has a portfolio like no other.
Stephen Markham is a unique individual having both architectural qualities and creative flair.
He started out as a plumber but his skills became more apparent when he moved to roofing and began his life long journey working with copper and lead and the flexibility it offers in design. Not only does he create he also restores works to their original beauty.
Having found his passion at the ripe age of 23, Stephen started his business in England and had up to 32 employees at one time. You might say he knows his way around big jobs. Stephen has worked across the Europe and the Pacific. He is now living in New Zealand and his business is based on the North Shore of Auckland.
His restoration of a lead topped London tower won accolades and Stephen was on the way up. Up to royalty in fact, for over the next decade he covered the rooftops – literally – of the royal palaces of London: St James’, Buckingham, Kensington, Hampton Court and The Tower of London. "The most satisfying one was restoring the roof at Windsor Castle after it burnt down during Her Majesty’s annus horribilis of 1992."
Stephen had made his name in specialising in copper and lead roofing. He then expanded his creativity and design and produced high quality, decorative lead work. His work ranged from planters to statuary to fountains. He became well sought after and known for his SC Markham range and his clients included amongst others, Gucci, Ophrah Winfrey, Paul Getty, Sean Bean and Susan Hampshire, and he has also done much restoration work for the Queen’s royal palaces.
He has been featured in many magazines and newspapers. You can find some articles in the news section.
In New Zealand, Stephen has championed the replacement of the Copper Cornice of the Auckland Museum. His work spans far and wide in copper roofing, lead roofing and zinc roofing.
If you are intrigued by his work, are looking for something unique and long lasting, then give Stephen a call.