Lime Pointing

Historic stonework relies on the interconnected pore structure of lime mortar to ensure that water and vapour can pass through the wall. Cement mortars or inferior lime mortars simply cannot do this effectively. Over time, however, lime mortar can deteriorate and needs re-pointing to ensure that buildings are weather-proof. The stonemasonry team at T J Ferris has extensive experience in the re-pointing of lime-built walls and buildings, having served apprenticeships and attended training courses with the Scottish Lime Centre.

Harl pointing
Tuck pointing
Lime grouting
Mortar analysis

Stone repairs, replacement of ridge tiles and pointing of chimneys and wall heads.
Excellent service. I have used TJ Ferris Stonemasonry on a number of occasions now and would not hesitate to recommend this company both for the work done and value for money. Both Thomas and Blake are excellent workmen.

Andrina , 20th November 2019

High quality work.

Abi Johnston

Very happy with the work done by Thomas and his team. The work involved some plastic repairs (lithomex) to my tenement wall to fix an area of stone that had delaminated and crumbled away. It was quite an awkward spot to get to as the access scaffold had to be built on another flat roof and the repair itself was high level, just below the gutter line, but they done a great job and got it sorted despite some very windy weather. I would recommend to friends and call on them again if the need arises.

Richard , 9th April 2021

T J Ferris Stonemasonry were selected to be the sole contractor when undertaking stonework and restoration due to their ability to complete work on time and budget to the highest standards. T J Ferris Stonemasonry have restored and conserved many different elements at Ayton Castle to the highest standards of craftmanship and professionalism. Starting with the complete restoration of oldest structure in the local area the dovecot in 2014. Thomas and his team have continued working on nearly every part of the estate from restoring and fitting fireplaces to structural alterations and large-scale lime pointing. Their ability to work skilfully and safely at height was even called upon when fitting the new flag pole.

Factor, Ayton Castle

Built a new porch on the front of the house . Foundations, block work walls and traditional timber roof with slates. Happy with finished building.

Neil , 16th November 2019

Thomas and his team removed cement mortar from a couple of elevations on a cottage. They then repointed using lime mortar. A brilliant job with minimal disruption. We have dry houses now! I would happily use Thomas Ferris again.

Morag Lindsay

Excellent quality work. Very polite. Good communication. Not the cheapest, but you get what you pay for. Has done two jobs for us now and next time we need stone work done he’ll be first on our list to do it.

Ross Woodrow

Very happy with work completed on a listed building to repair damaged stonework around a window and preventative work to redress heavily weathered pointing.

Thomas and his team were a pleasure to deal with and were very professional during the work. The finish blends very well with the existing stonework and I would have no hesitation commissioning TJ Ferris for any further work I required or recommending them to others.

Jeremy Thornton

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We consider projects of any size and type, from large-scale architectural renovations to internal works in modern homes. To find out more or to obtain a quotation please complete the enquiry form or contact Tom by phone or email.