RATHER COLD START

Andy Innes

It’s the beginning of the new year and a rather cold start to it!

But Heritage masonry Scot is in the swing of things putting to practice the education gained from The Scottish lime centre trust Winter working courses.
See below one of our working progress jobs  @ 42 Polwarth Terrace, stone masonry boundary retaining wall which makes up part garden stone wall and part retaining stone wall to the Scottish canals so as you can imagine the other parties involved:
Client: Scottish canals /Historic Scotland  Sepa /Forth canoe club boathouse.
The wall was leaning to a dangerous point of the upward plumb position towards the Forth canoe club boathouse so we had to instal a structural scaffolding buttress to shore the wall while we safely reduced the stone wall to ground level, to allow this we had to remove the cladding to the side of the boathouse.
The walling completely down, wall heads cleaned and consolidated we are now rebuilding the stonewalling using a lime mortar and lay aside stone.
Finished job to follow

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