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
mason & maker, vicrestorations.com, operating throughout Melbourne and regional VIC.
We use traditional methods to restore your stone, brick, concrete, timber, render and plaster.
Our services also include heritage building consultation for DIY home improvement projects, designed for those Australians with a passion for restoring and preserving our cultural building heritage themselves whether you be a company or home owner.
After we knock out the joints, the replacement material will be placed and shaped to create what is known as ribbon pointing. The idea of ribbon pointing is to effectively ‘flatten’ the wall.
the balance that this will create will be surprising and should come up really well. More to come…