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As seen in many of our projects involving period properties & buildings, our masonry services come to practice when the stability of the stonework becomes compromised in the building façade or structure.

For incidents when the damage is in a specific area of stonework, we would extract the damaged segment, allowing us to restore the affected area only. Once the segment is removed this would give us full access to the damaged area to determine the correct route of repair.

In circumstances when there has been a clean break, we would be able to fix the segments together using stainless steel dowels, holding the fragments in place. Further securing the area with restoration mortar. We would secondarily use the mortar to restore the surface profile of the segment, reshaping the section to that of the original appearance.  As a clean break is rarely the case, masonry consolidation is a common technique we use in these situations. Using grout to anchor any unstable fragments, we would apply more mortar to conceal all evidence of restoration.

Alternatively, when removing the damaged segment and it is discovered that the segment is too poor of a condition to restore, then we would replace it instead. Firstly, investigating into the original supplier or quarry the stone was from, we would source a replacement either from the same supplier or from an identical alternative. Just like how the original segment would be been made, the craftsmanship of our masonry workers would recreate the original profile of the segment out the new stone.

Alternatively, when removing the damaged segment and it is discovered that the segment is too poor of a condition to restore, then we would replace it instead. Firstly, investigating into the original supplier or quarry the stone was from, we would source a replacement either from the same supplier or from an identical alternative. Just like how the original segment would be been made, the craftsmanship of our masonry workers would recreate the original profile of the segment out of the new stone.

With the segment now restored or replaced, we would reinsert the piece, setting it with mortar for a complete restoration.

To find more about our masonry services you can get in touch with us on our contact us page.

Years of expertise have led us to develop specialist techniques, enabling us to undertake many different types of restoration

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