In this photo we show stone rebuilding of the bottom half of a building we replaced in Bonnyrigg, Midlothian. The stone had badly deteriorated due to highly caustic road salt being splashed up onto the bottom metre or so of the building and completely destroying it.

The decayed stone was removed completely, and replaced with a freshly quarried durable sandstone. We tried to match the existing building in choice of stone shapes, scale and texture close as possible. We could have matched the building colour more closely by using reclaimed stone but the client and I elected for much more durable new sandstone at the expense of a colour match due to the buildings proximity to the road. It will of course weather over time.

Finally the elevation was repointed in a durable lime mortar, and a nifty wee stone step added. The whole job looks good, and will last more than a lifetime.