Wotton Under Edge - Clean / Repoint & Repair to Stonework

This limestone cottage unfortunately had a car come around a bend a little too fast and it ended up in the porch – which had to be removed. Whilst carrying out the removal work it was decided not to re-instate and just to clean the front up to make it match. The organic matter was removed using our DoFF / ThermaTech superheated water cleaning system and then the joints were repointed using an NHL 3.5 – hydraulic lime mix. The bitumen (from the Aex of the porch) was removed using a chisel and french drag to blend it into the surrounding stone.

Cotswold Stone House After Cleaning Repointing

The following examples were taken at an MoD barracks in Wiltshire during a recent upgrade.

 

Rear Doorway Before Cleaning & restoration work
Rear Portico Before
Rear Doorway After Cleaning & Restoration Works
Cleaned and Repointed Portico
Front Portico Cleaned with New Stonework
Front Portico Cleaned with New Stonework
Window Cill with Mortar Repair to Damaged Corner
Window Cill with Mortar Repair to Damaged Corner

For further information please either call us on +44 (1666) 841338 or email us via the contact us page.

Solicitors Office – Cleaning & Repair to Ashlar Stonework

This office is a listed building and suffered from water ingress through several areas where the pointing had failed and the ashlar stonework had deteriorated beyond a point where it could be saved. Therefore we cleaned the whole facade prior to carrying out the repair works. Initially it was cleaned using our DoFF Superheated water cleaning system then the areas that were covered in a heavy layer of sulphation were cleaned using an ammonium carbonate poultice. Further works were then carried out which included – mortar repairs using hydraulic lime mortar / chopping out parts of individual stones and replacing with a similar stone / removing whole stones and replacing with new hand carved mouldings. The Local Listed Buildings Officer didn’t want the building to be over cleaned or for it to lose its ‘patina’ and after the works were finished we were awarded a civic award.

Office Prior to Cleaning
Office Prior to Cleaning
Close Up of Sulphation Before Cleaning
Close Up of Sulphation Before Cleaning
Poultice applied to Sulphated Area
Applying Poultice to Sulphated Area

For further information please either call us on +44 (1666) 841338 or email us via the contact us page.