Pointing & Masonry

With a vast number of stone built buildings in Edinburgh and the surrounding areas, it is vital to use the correct materials when undertaking pointing and other maintenance to the building's fabric.

Using cement based mortars in these circumstances when pointing can be detrimental to the building as it can trap water and vapour, leading to deterioration and dampness.

 

Inverleith Roofing & Building use high quality natural lime mortar which makes the building more breathable and is sympathetic to the original construction techniques. We also provide other stonemasonry services such as stone window sill replacement and chimney re-builds.

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An example of re-pointing a coursed rubble elevation with natural lime mortar in Edinburgh's New Town.

Chimney stack with three chimneys of an old traditional English house in the city of edinb