From medievil property to modern, we can match the colour and style of brickwork for a blended finish.
About our Property Conservation Specialists Essex services.
At Peter Loe, we have worked on a variety of properties from a range of different time periods, requiring equally different approaches and techniques. We always source the appropriate materials for each repair, matching as close as is possible the colour, texture and age of bricks, whilst ensuring that any mortars, binders and aggregates used are in keeping with the building’s period and style.
Our brickwork services include re-pointing, replacing missing brickwork, dismantling and rebuilding dangerous or unstable walls, and matching gauged brickwork, cutting new bricks to match any unique shapes or contours of existing brickwork.
When it comes to pointing, with old property, it is essential to make sure that any mortar used is in keeping with the building’s design. Using cement instead of a lime mortar on some properties can introduce unwanted rigidity into the building’s structure, causing additional damage in the long term, as well as stopping some buildings from breathing properly and creating damp problems. At Peter Loe, we always ensure we use the correct type of mortar, be it lime or cement based.
Peter Loe Restorations Ltd also offers a consultancy service on an agreed fee basis to architectural conservation practices and private clients engaged in the refurbishment and conservation of listed and historic buildings, in which we undertake the on-site management of projects consisting of the following:
- Advice on approach and method
- Initial project costings
- Full or partial on-site supervision of contractors and craftsmen by suitably qualified personnel
- Cost and quality control
We welcome the opportunity to discuss your individual requirements.