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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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