Lithomex Stone Repairs Edinburgh
Lime Mortar Stone Restoration Edinburgh
Lithomex lime mortar stone repairs or more commonly known as “the plastic repair”, is a repair method we would recommend where surface damage only is evident and the stone element still has its structural integrity intact.
We aim to cut back the delamination section of stone to a solid strata, then build out in lime mortar and finish coat with lithomex lime mortar to emulate the original profile, finish and colour, giving the face of the stone back its vapour permeability, strength and durability to contend with the elements.
Our leading stone restorer David McPherson also provides tutoring at the SLCT for stone restoration works. In conjunction with Masons Mortar and SLCT we have over the last few years been involved in promoting lithomex lime mortar repairs as a less invasive approach to stone restoration.
Heritage Stonemasonry Edinburgh serves at Perth, Fife, Scottish Borders and provides tutors at The Scottish Lime Centre for repairs & restoration courses.
Edinburgh Lithomex is a specially formulated mortar based on natural hydraulic lime and aggregates and can be used for the repair of traditional stone buildings to form decorative features such as mouldings and cornices, where without repair would result in undue weathering of surrounding masonry, leading to accelerated decay of otherwise sound elements.
In addition, they offer a significant advantage over wholesale masonry replacement.
Examples stone Masonry/Lithomex Masonry Finishes
Before & after