Looking to repair and replace your soft and crumbling brick? Let melbournebrickrepair.com help with matching hard-to-find heritage and vintage brick from yesteryear.
Soft brick is a common problem caused by continuous moisture cycle and exposure to the elements.
With our extensive service history, we can match and replace missing or soft brick like few others can.
Missing and soft bricks have been replaced with colour matched bricks brought in from another project.
Contact melbournebrickrepair.com for further details and pricing.
When our client first contacted us, the facade of the circa 1860 cottage located in Western Victoria had never seen a traditional restoration. In over 150 years, weathering and general deterioration of the mortar jointing, also known as pointing, was highly evident.
Before Restoration, the c.1860 Bluestone Cottage in Western VIC was run down with most of the Mortar Jointing missing
Although the stone was in very good condition and with clear indication that it was very well built, mortar repair and repointing was integral in rejuvenating the old bluestone structure.
The client was extremely happy with their new entrance. The repointing method used was traditional ribbon pointing and it lasts for a very long time.
Here is a before and after of another aspect of the same building. A massive improvement.
Period Home Restorations should last for a very long time despite being exposed to harsh, even acidic conditions in today’s climate.
Contact Mason & Maker through melbournebrickrepair.com or vicrestorations.com for further detail on how we can help with your period home renovation project.
After many years of specialising in Stone Masonry and Repair, melbournebrickrepair.com can service your Sandstone like few others.
Repointing, Carving (Banker Work), Specialised Indents and Facade Restoration is somewhat of a rarity. We want that to be no longer the case.
Are you a builder or contractor and need heritage stone consultation? We can help show you the traditional methods of stone carving, indents, design traditional mortar mixes via agreement.
via Sandstone Restoration and Repair
With 12v low voltage conduit poking through the brick piers, under pathways and driveways, each pier is made from solid brick and was rendered without any trim– the old fashioned way of squaring your rendered corners.
The 15mm thick lime render is finished with a special mix utilising a smaller particle size. This enables the sharp corners to offset a smooth rendered finish.
As a finished shot, the piers were painted, in-filled with timber slats and light fixtures placed on top.
Here some of our other fences we have completed over the years;
When looking to repair a Victorian-styled brick house or structure, which are very popular both in Melbourne and Sydney, mortar repointing with lime mortar should be the only option.
Too many times we have seen hard, cement based mortar repairs cracking bricks, and making the “Brick Tuckpointing” method obsolete. Mortar Repair of brick and clay masonry should be as sympathetic as Stone Restoration or Repair.
Before and After Repointing/ Brick Repair with Lime Mortar
Sympathetic Restoration of 130 year old Brick and Mortar should be the only method used. Brick Tuckpointing damages heritage brick, making the eventual repair restoration more expensive.
Next time, contact melbournebrickrepair.com