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    As a specialist heritage and restoration contractor, we provide property owners with a complete project life-cycle solution. We focus on delivering more technical support, clarity and depth than a traditional contractor by demystifying the upfront and providing transparency from the outset.


    We specialise in retaining the value of materials, working with in-situ rather than replacing them to help manage costs and impact on the building fabric.  Removal of the failed, weak, and defective materials and masonry, repair matching concrete, and providing repointing solutions. Our methodologies are aligned to and comply with BS 8221-1:2012: Code of practice for cleaning and surface repair of buildings.

    The repair of masonry buildings and structures requires a thorough understanding of the structural issues, both the cause and effects that may have led to the material failure. Identifying the problematic areas of the building substrate, followed by the correct treatments and repairs is critical. Technical analysis, stone indenting, stone surface repair, structural stone repair or cast stone replacement, we focus on a targeted range of minimum intervention techniques for structural and non-structural repairs for stone masonry and bricks.

    Our craftsmen use highly specialised repointing techniques such as tuck pointing for filling joints in masonry, especially brickwork, to give a smoother and fine appearance. Joints are filled flush with mortar coloured to match the bricks and then scored with a narrow groove into which a thin ribbon of contrasting mortar is pressed or tucked. Other specialist repointing techniques include flush, semi recessed, weatherstruck, bucket handle and beaded pointing. By using a variety of joint profiles, the individual forms are better accentuated, merging bricks and mortar to a homogeneous surface.

    The guiding principle for the repair of heritage and listed buildings is that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Every project has its unique building restoration specification, stone repair match solution (both in colour and texture), and repointing approach. Unsuitable repointing can affect not only the look but also the lifespan of masonry and is amongst the most frequent causes of damage to the character and fabric of historic buildings.

    Facade, roof and chimney repairs are undertaken by scaffold, abseiling , cradle or MEWP access, a solution for historic, modern and difficult to access structures. Being specialist contractors with expertise working with heritage buildings, we work within listed buildings and conservation guidelines to provide you with solutions that you can always be proud of.

    Stone masonry, brick repairs, colour matching and traditional repointing techniques delivered by craftsmen.

    Stone masonry, repairs, repointing & façade refurbishment services

    • Selection, documentation and evaluation of treatment trials for stone and brick.
    • Identification of loose and detached mortar by lab sampling and materials analysis
    • Development of different styles, profiles, textures and colours of repointing.
    • Sourcing replacement stones or alternative materials for replacement such as tiles and artificial stone
    • Repointing narrow ashlar and regular stone masonry joints
    • Protection from corrosion using cathodic protection for terracotta and stone buildings

    • Repairing delaminated and fractured stone with non-destructive materials and techniques
    • Specialist repointing approach flush, tuck, weather struck or recessed.
    • Bonding-in of new bricks across cracks after grouting and cutting out to each side
    • Specialist grouting walls including gravity grouting, pressure pumping and vacuum grouting
    • Protective coatings including limewashes, shelter coats and water repellents
    • Stabilisation through underpinning, reinforcing or grouting of the structure

    Technical Leak Investigations

    External Maintenance Solutions

    One Dedicated Team

    Specialist Building Access


    If you'd like any further technical advice please call
    01234 589807