Lime Pointing in Edinburgh
Lime Pointing in Edinburgh - Specialists in the removal of damaging cement pointing and renders.
We are expert stonemasons and lime mortar pointing specialists based in Edinburgh and the Lothians
Lime pointing - Lime Repointing in Edinburgh
If you are looking for an Edinburgh stonemason who has extensive experience and knowledge in the repointing of masonry using traditional lime mortars, then Burgh Stonemasonry can help you.
Before carrying out any lime pointing or lime repointing, determine the type of lime mortars used in the in the original building. Carefully survey the wall to determine the pointing style and the condition of the mortar.
Replacing damaging cement based mortars is a necessary part of the long term maintenance of a building or wall. The use of to hard a mortar can have an adverse effect on stone. If the mortar is to dense and strong, soluble salts are unable to evaporate through the joints and instead become concentrated in the stone and either cause or accelerate decay.
Considerable care must be taken when removing decayed mortar from the host masonry. The removal of cement based mortars will require greater care if damage to the adjacent area is to be avoided. It is strongly advised that lime pointing or lime repointing is carried out by qualified skilled craftsmen who are trained in traditional methods for time proven repairs.
Burgh Stonemasonry specialise in wall repairs, stone buildings, stone repairs, lime pointing and lime repointing and have a wealth of experience working on listed buildings and period properties and can help you with your entire stonemasonry needs.
If you have any stone restoration projects that you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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