Gee stonework are please to of completed a recent restoration project in Mosterton Dorset. The property in question is a 17th century Grade II Listed building of local dressed limestone with Ham stone mullioned windows and door surrounds. Our works included the removal of incorrect cement pointing and renewal of natural lime mortars. Samples of Lime mortar where made for the clients preference in colour and texture before works started. We also made repairs to all of the dressed local limestone using “Lithomex” due to stone failure. Lithomex was a good material choice for this stonemasonry repair, being a natural lime product it allows us to make the stone repairs with minimal impact on the building and also being able to colour match the repair mortar to the original stone type. Gee stonework also completed the sympathetic conservation to the Ham stone mullioned windows and door surrounds.
Traditional stone repairs should match the original stone type, be in the correct stone bed, follow the original template and be fixed as per the original method copying the jointing pattern in colour and make up. We work with all English stone types but predominantly using, Purbeck Stone, Ham Hill Stone, Bath Stone, Portland Stone, Blue Lias Stone, Doulting Stone and Flint/Chert Stone.
Where stone has failed for a number of different reasons we at Gee stonework have completed many repairs to historical building using traditional stone pieces – ins and plastic stone repairs with products such as Lithomex. Lithomex is a lime based product that can be colour coded to match the original stone colour for repair.