Cademuir Building Consultants have been involved in a number of substantial repair projects to a fine Scottish Baronial Category A listed country house in the Scottish Borders which dates back to the mid-17th century.
With each issue that has arisen CBC have identified the nature and cause of the defect and undertaken intrusive investigations to identify the extent of affected areas. Thereafter, CBC have advised on the remedial work required and specification of materials to be used. A conservation approach was essential to ensure the historical fabric of the building was not unduly disturbed and a pragmatic approach was taken whilst working within finite budgets.
Where possible previous inappropriate repair methods were reversed such as reinstating lead in place of zinc to roofs and lime mortar in place of cement pointing. CBC engaged specialist contractors on behalf of the Client and monitored their works, cost variations and valuations through to successful completion. Advice on listed building consent considerations was provided.
Individual projects have included: