Eldon Buildings is a 4 storey grade II listed building situated in the centre of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Constructed in 1893 the principle elevation is constructed primarily using Sandstone Ashlar with timber sliding sash windows with a slate pitched roof.
This project consisted of a number of planned maintenance works; which briefly comprised;
- Masonry repairs, stone indentation
- Masonry cleaning (‘doff’ steam cleaning)
- Repointing using a lime based conservation mortar
- Replace damaged and missing bird detterant
- Carry out patch repairs to roof and replace a number of missing slates
- Timber splice repairs and external redecoration of sash windows
- Linseed pointing to window surrounds
A condition survey and hammer test were undertaken before work started. The purpose of this was to determine the extent if decay since the previous inspection.
- Deshale all loose stone and apply consolidation fluid to friable surfaces
- Carry out steam cleaning of dark discoloured areas
- 100lm lime pointing to stonework
- Remove damaged pins and fill holes with restoration mortar
- Fit new posts and tensioned wire system
Repairs & redecoration of windows
- Prepare and decorate external windows
- Carry out timber splice repairs
- 150lm linseed pointing to window surrounds
The project was completed and handed back to our client in September 2020.