Stonemasons Edinburgh has over 25 years of experience in stone repairs, stonemasonry, and lime mortar pointing we and also chimney experts.
We specialize in buildings built in Sandstone and Lime Mortar within Edinburgh
Most importantly, we are also certified to work at height and conduct high-level building inspections via Rope Access and Steeplejack Access.
WHAT DO WE DO? – We work with both private and commercial clients on a variety of different projects of any size, either large or small throughout Edinburgh & Midlothian. Find out more information – who we do it for.
Please contact us for advice or for a free estimate.
WHO ARE WE? – Our team at Edinburgh Stonemasons Ltd
Our training history is certainly extensive including training in Dalkeith Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) and Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS).
Edinburgh Stonemasons Ltd uses traditional techniques and materials that incorporate today’s best practices. See below how to maintain your building
Most of the stone buildings throughout Edinburgh are built of relatively thick stone walls. Many of these walls are Ashlar dressed, coursed sandstone which are pointed and built with lime mortar. This traditional building method enables the structure to breathe.
A lot of the older buildings in Edinburgh have been repaired over the years using modern materials such as cement, gypsum plaster and, modern paints.
This has in some cases led to some damage to the stonework, which has resulted in the need for extensive stone repairs.
By repairing traditional buildings with modern or non-traditional materials this will accelerate stone decay.
Similarly, the materials used in the construction of stonemasonry buildings in Edinburgh were sourced from local quarries such as Craigleith or Hailes to name a couple.
A lot of these materials fell out of use after the 1920s and were replaced with modern substitutes.
For instance, by using traditional materials and having a building maintenance program will help to preserve, enhance, and prolong the life of your stone building.
Chimneys – This is the most vulnerable part of the building for weathering. Most are built with Ashlar stone or rubble masonry. However, over the years we have seen many chimneys that have been coated in cement where the stone has decayed.
Read our chimney inspection guide for further information.
Masonry Stone Repairs – Natural stone deteriorates very slowly and may require repair or replacement over time. We carry out stone repairs and ensure that the repair is in keeping with the current stone and materials.
Read our stone repair guide for further information.
Lime Pointing – Many buildings in Edinburgh have been pointed in a very hard cement over years which can accelerate the decay of the masonry units.
Our team is fully qualified stonemasons in Edinburgh, who have extensive knowledge and understand the best materials to use. We ensure that we match the original material and style of pointing.
Read our lime pointing guide for more information.
Boundary Walls – Stone boundary walls often require more frequent maintenance and repair. Therefore, please read more information about boundary walls here.
Loose or Unsafe Stone Masonry – You should carry out a building inspection to your building every 3 – 5 years to ensure that it’s safe.
Most importantly remove any unsafe masonry and replace where applicable. You can watch our videos on inspections here or you can read more about unsafe masonry.
In conclusion, if you are looking for professional stonemasons
who understand your traditional building and are experts in
Roofing – And finally, we work closely with Midlothian Roofing Services for lead work and slating.
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