Several historic buildings in Edinburgh are built of sandstone. There is extensive use of sand and lime in order to bind and join the stones.
Ronald Graham Roofing and Building Ltd are understanding the importance of the role of proper use of material with proper techniques in order to preserve the heritage buildings of Edinburgh. The company is employing highly qualified expert stonemasons and stone restorers in order to ensure that there is a robust and sympathetic restoration is carrying on.
The company uses Masons Mortar Ltd, Edinburgh as the main supplier of aggregate, lime, and lithomex stone repair products. The use of Lithomex’s extensive color choice allows us to use the color that matches your existing stonework and thus help you provide the expert finish.
In order to preserve the stonework to its original, there is a need for the proper use of the right material with proper techniques. The most suitable product for this purpose is lime render as they are known to absorb moisture and release it. It is an important step because of climatic conditions like sun and wind. When you are using the correct amount of lime, they will never shrink and crack and thus will provide you a long-lasting lifespan with effective weather tight finish.
Sometimes, some contractors advise using cement instead of lime in order to repoint stonework. Please contact only the expert one. The cement can destroy the wonderful heritage building lowering its value to the ground. We recommend you to never use the cement as it tends to shrink and leads to crack as the stone cannot breathe. Also, the cement is known to cause the surrounding sandstones to erode soon as the water being trapped in the stone. Using cement might be cheaper for first but will cause farm more expensive problems.
Advanced Roofing Stonework Services:
- Lithomex stone repair
- Stone renewal
- Pointing- lime, sand
- Pointing- lime, joint
- Stone indents
- Lime rendering- thermocromex
- Window re-mastic
- Chimney pots/ cowls
- Chimney pot haunching – lime, sand
- Ornate balustrades
- Ornate carving
The company feels proud as they have the ability to work on some of the most recognizable stonework.
There should be regular inspection of stonework particularly balustrades and chimneys on the yearly basis. You should not neglect the stonework that is out of sight as this is the area that has more chances to erode causing the stonework to become loose and thus dangerous. The roofing service by Ronald Graham Roofing and Building Ltd will inspect each and every part of the stonework as an annual inspection and will report any serious finding immediately to the client. For safety and health purposes, the scaffolding is erected later before submitting the price for necessary repairs.