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Three Interesting Listed Buildings In London You Should Visit


A listed building is a building that has an architectural or historic interest, it should be more than 30 years old. As soon as a building is listed planning laws protect it from unnecessary alterations. It means if you want to make any decorative or structural changes you must apply for permission. Listed buildings have… Read More

Scottish Granite’s Part of the Big Apple’s History


It is known as the ‘granite city’ – which is the reason New York architects have contacted Aberdeenshire stonemasons to help with a colourful and historic building. The Windermere apartment block, build in 1881, underwent restoration and part of a restoration project which involves replacing three ornamental red granite pillars at the front of the… Read More

How To Clean Natural Stone


Natural stone is one of the world’s oldest building materials, and its attractiveness, strength and durability have ensured it is still as popular today. But whether York stone, Bath stone or any other type of natural stone, it can become damaged by ageing, extreme weather, and pollution. When done correctly, cleaning natural stone will help… Read More

How To Remove Paint From Stone Or Brick Façades


Paint removal from stone or brick façades can be a difficult process. Cracked, fading, and damaged paintwork on the exterior of a building creates more than just a problem with its image. Layers of paint can prevent bricks from being able to ‘breathe’. This encourages the onset of damp, erosion, and cracks in the building… Read More

Choosing The Best Cleaning Solution For Your Stone Building


Over time, every building starts showing the effects of age and pollution. Keeping your building looking immaculate for the sake of your business, to preserve history, or to ensure the health of your building requires proper maintenance and care; that’s why it’s crucial to choose a sensitive cleaning solution for your stone building. Doing so… Read More

Common Problems With Old Stone Or Brick Façades


Historic and listed buildings are charming, beautiful, and often hold decades of history behind their walls. That’s why maintaining the external fabric of a listed or historic building is extremely important. Taking care of these buildings is part and parcel of a contribution to the preservation of their history, as well as maintaining a safe… Read More

Most Common Causes Of Brick Decay


Bricks deteriorating and decaying can be a serious concern for a building’s safety and integrity. The older the building, the more you may need to worry about the state of your brickwork and understanding what causes brick decay, spalling and damage, can be the first step in preventing it. Brick restoration is possible in many… Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Paint Your Brick Façade


The exterior of a building is paramount in creating its first impression. If your building is looking old and tired, then you may be considered painting the brickwork for a new and refreshed appearance. Painting your brick façade may seem like an easy and effective solution for bringing a fresher look to the building envelope,… Read More

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