Lying almost hidden in fields or standing proud punctuating the region’s landscape, masonry ruins demand a special sort of attention when it comes to repair and maintenance activities. If you’re an owner or custodian of a ruined structure and have a responsibility for maintenance or repairs, we can help.
Caring for Masonry Ruins
The care of masonry ruins can present a series of complex conservation problems from difficult ground conditions and access restrictions to multifaceted environmental considerations. Indeed, masonry ruins cannot be considered in isolation to their location, instead works to repair or conserve the ruined structure must be considered in the context of the wider environment. Whether dealing with a partial collapse, leaning walls, failing structural elements, the removal of tree roots, simple re-pointing or re-capping of wall tops we work in conjunction with a number of specialists to ensure that essential works are carried out sympathetically and with minimum intervention.
Whatever the circumstances you face you can be confident in the knowledge that you’ll be dealing with our in-house team who have completed master classes in Masonry Ruins Conservation at the world famous West Dean College.