Stone restoration

Restoration, Repairs and Conservation

Based on years of experience we offer technical trade based consultancy for custodians of older buildings, particularly with stone restoration.

As a stonemason and former member of the team at Bondi Stone Richard has worked with organisations such as The Historic Houses Trust, NSW National Parks and The Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority on Heritage sites around Sydney. He has also worked on the restoration of The GPO Sydney and other significant buildings whilst with Gosford Quarries.

The use of Traditional lime mortar has had a renaissance in the last decade and it is something we like to encourage, especially in stone restoration work. Through membership of The Building Limes Forum (UK) we maintain an interest in technical developments and research.

We  offer a regular inspection and maintenance service for Churches and Heritage properties, where at scheduled intervals whilst conducting an inspection of the fabric, we carry out small jobs such as cleaning gutters, repair flashings and point small holes etc.

We also  have experience in the use of the Westox Cocoon salt removal poultice, and carry out small brickwork repairs that have been damaged by salt attack.

We have worked on many Historic Sites and Heritage listed buildings over the years.
These include

and many privately owned Heritage Properties.

 

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St Barts Collector

Repointed Facade

Collapsing gable rebuilt with Lime Mortar

Stonehurst rebuild with Lime Mortar

Major or minor restorations

Major or minor restorations

Traditional lime mortar

Cairn using lime mortar

Lime mortar detail

Lime mortar detail

Breadalbane buttress repair

Conserving and repairing

Yes, it can be repaired.

Restore heritage buildings

Never too old….

No job too small!

No job is too small!

GPO dentil course

Carved dentil course for GPO Sydney

Feature finial Sydney GPO

Feature finial Sydney GPO

Sydney GPO carving

Sydney GPO carving

Repairing historic buildings

Caring for historic buildings

Granite brick and lime mortar

rebuilt walls with traditional lime mortar