Often the cause of damage to brickwork is the use of later inappropriate cement which is harder than the brick. This can have a damaging effect by both preventing any movement flexibility resulting in fractures and causing any moisture to be drawn through the brick (rather than the joint) potentially exacerbating freeze/thaw damage.
Works can incorporate everything from pointing removal and replacement through to brick replacement. We work closely with traditional brick specialist reclamation yards to identify the closest possible match for any replacement works to match colour, size and texture
Stonework restoration and the conservation principles applied to it have always played a part at the centre of our business. With our dedicated team of experienced stone conservators, this role can come to the fore when required. Analysis of material plays a key role in this understanding.