Preserving Scotland’s Historic Buildings with Expert Repointing Services

Maintaining and restoring historic buildings entails more than just cosmetic enhancements; it involves preserving the structural integrity and health of these architectural treasures. Often overlooked, repointing sandstone and other stonework walls is a crucial aspect of this preservation effort.

Leading Experts in Building Maintenance

At Balmore Specialist Contracts, we pride ourselves on being among Scotland’s foremost building maintenance experts. Our dedication to excellence is evident in our restoration work, where we match unparalleled skill with uncompromising quality.

Repointing Sandstone Buildings

Over time, the elements take their toll on stonework, particularly during harsh Scottish winters with heavy rainfall and freezing temperatures. Neglect and improper maintenance can exacerbate this damage, making proper repointing essential.

Expert Historic Building Restoration

With years of experience in historic restoration, we’ve treated, repaired, and preserved stonework in a myriad of structures across Glasgow, Edinburgh, and Scotland. Recognizing the cultural significance of these landmarks, we approach each project with meticulous care.

As part of our restoration efforts, we offer meticulous repointing using the appropriate mortar to allow the stonework to breathe and prevent future damp issues. For the prevalent red and blonde sandstone homes in Glasgow and Edinburgh, we employ a special grade of lime mortar tailored for repointing.

Regrettably, many contractors opt for heavy or concrete mortar, compromising both the visual appeal and structural integrity of the property, leading to dampness and further damage.

When is Repointing Necessary?

While complete repointing is rare, walls exposed to severe weathering or affected by rainwater leaks may require targeted attention. Identifying and addressing these issues promptly can prevent costly damage and ensure the longevity of the structure.

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If you’re interested in learning more about our historic building repointing services, please contact our Glasgow head office. Let us partner with you in preserving Scotland’s rich architectural heritage for generations to come.