Traditional masonry restoration refers to the process of repairing, restoring or replacing masonry on heritage buildings using traditional methods and materials. The aim is to address any damage or deterioration, whilst maintaining the significance and integrity of the structure.
Some common causes of masonry failures include weathering, poor repairs and maintenance, moisture ingress, poor construction, incorrect detailing and issues with the foundations.
In broad terms there are three alternatives for repairing defective masonry; complete renewal, in situ restoration, or in some cases, consolidation.
Before any restoration work is carried out, the building will be carefully assessed to understand the full extent of any damage. Quadriga have extensive experience in the repair, restoration and replacement of stone, brick, terracotta and faience.