Over time, stonework gets old and suffers from the effects of freezing, rain and wind. This exposure to the elements is the main cause of unsightly eroding and breaking up of masonry.
In such a situation the expertise of a Edinburgh stonemasons services might come in handy. At Morningside Masonry Ltd (Edinburgh Stone Repairs) we guarantee a neat and long lasting finish to our work.
3 Stone Restoration Techniques We Offer:
Full Stone Replacement – We replace defective stone pieces, such as cracked or eroded lintols and window cills. For the perfect finish, we source a piece of sandstone that matches the original in colour and texture. We then shape and dress the stone to be identical to the stone being replaced. Finally the eroded/damaged stone is cut out and a new piece inserted.
This service is more expensive compared to other types of stone repair. However, a natural stone replacement will last for over a hundred years. We can replace any stone piece regardless of how ornate or simple it is.
It’s usually advisable that structural stones which bear heavy effects of erosion are normally better replaced than restored. Nevertheless, our team will advise you on the best technique to go for depending on the circumstances with your property
Part Indenting Stone Pieces – A certain missing part within your stone structure may be replaced by a similar exact piece through part indenting as opposed to replacing the whole stone. Our experts will ensure that the replacement matches your structures texture and color. The whole purpose of the technique is to achieve a natural finish similar to the current one. Many of our clients prefer part indenting as it’s less costly than undergoing a full replacement. Method of restoring will be on a case by case basis.
Lithomex Stonework Repairs – In this service we offer stone repairs and restoration where a colour matched, lime based mortar is used rather than a piece of stone during the repair process. Applied in layers, we then shape the lithomex mortar to assume the exact shape of the stone ensuring a perfect complete stone restoration. It leaves a very convincing finish
Professionalism in our Service Delivery:
Depending on your own set of unique circumstances, we offer the best possible approach for your stone repairs. We will fully discuss options, strategy and costings every step of the way.
Sample work available at no cost – As an incentive to our clients we can provide sample stone repairs for our clients to take a look at before committing to larger scale works.
Other Stonemason Services Offered:
Wall Repairs: Repairing walls requires a great deal of expertise and skill. We have the resources and knowledge on the best ways to rebuild or repair your walls correctly. During this wall restoration process we exclusively use lime mortar.
Lime Pointing: Stone structures require that their lime re-pointing is of a sound nature to protect the masonry of stone structures.
Church Stone Repairs: Expert stone masonry skills are required to carry out sophisticated repairs particularly in cathedrals and churches. We apply stone carving, pointing and restoration to all aspects of church masonry including mullions, rybates, jambstones, tracery elements and transoms etc.
Why Choose Morningside Masonry Edinburgh Stone Repairs?:
- A distinguished reputation of delivering quality hands-on work for the past three decades.
- Unlimited sandstone and stone masonry skills at our disposal.
- Our Quotes are reasonable and at no cost to you
Company Policy: All our masons are qualified for the task at hand and boast of several years of accumulated experience. We have been top Edinburgh stonemasons for the past 30 years. Visit Us At: https://stonemasonsedinburgh.com