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Bruntsfield House Edinburgh

Location: Edinburgh

Summary: Fabric repairs to Grade A listed building within an operational school campus.

Description of Works: Extensive fabric repairs to the Grade A listed, occupied building within the James Gillespie’s school campus.

Works included:

  • stripping and reslating of existing pitched roofs and turret
  • timber repairs to sarking
  • new rooflights
  • timber treatment works
  • renewing flashings and valley gutters
  • repairing/redecorating rainwater goods and railings
  • repointing/repairing chimneyheads
  • high level pointing to crow stepped gables
  • taking down and rebuilding part gable/chimneyhead and stone dormers
  • timber and glazing repairs
  • overhauling and redecorating windows
  • hacking off existing pointing to elevations
  • repairing/replacing stone and repointing
  • investigating dampness to south elevation and alleviating
  • taking down and rebuilding west stone steps and supporting wall.

Added Value: We were pro-active when working with the Building Surveyors to determine the extent of repairs: this involved extensive surveys and the provision of reports to allow decisions to be made timeously.  Where cost and time restraints impacted upon the decision-making process we presented various options to meet specific requirements.

Community Benefits: Sponsored High School Christmas Concert

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John C Aitchison
Managing Director
E: johnaitchison@maxiconstruction.co.uk


Barry Simpson
Construction Director
E: barrysimpson@maxiconstruction.co.uk


Claire MacKenzie
Marketing Manager
E: clairemackenzie@maxiconstruction.co.uk

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This important and challenging project

“This important and challenging project has been completed quietly, efficiently and professionally without any fuss."

Well done

“Well done in completing the first phase of the works, on programme and with zero snagging. The client is delighted with the end product which has exceeded their expectations.”

The building is impressive

"I would like to pass on the thanks of the whole school to everyone involved in what was a well-managed, well communicated and safely delivered project.”

The handover of Phase 2

“The handover of Phase 2 a day early has assisted the client to better manage their move management on two projects which occur over the same weekend, an effort which is greatly appreciated.”