HERITAGE STONE RESTORATION
Stone buildings can be the most beautiful and elegant example of architecture. As they age, they inevitably need a little bit of care and maintenance.
Our unique expertise lies in restoration of natural stone, from heritage listed buildings to Sydney foreshore/seawalls. We are one of Sydney's most respected heritage restoration companies, with superior craftsmanship and guaranteed quality of workmanship.
Our classically trained heritage stonemasons use traditional stonemasonry methods together with more newer techniques like reconstructed stone, widely practiced in the UK but less known in Australia, which offers a much more economical form of sandstone restoration.
A traditional method of restoring stonework suffering from damage and erosion is to use natural stone replacements and/or indents to replace the original stone. However, replacing the entire stone is expensive and is not necessary in most cases. A modern technique for sandstone restoration is to use reconstructed stone.
This can be applied to cracked masonry which can also be fixed without the need to remove and replace with new stone. Using a procedure called stone stitching (using stainless steel to re-enforce damaged stones) a cracked lintel can be fixed in a fraction of the time and cost than that of replacing it.
At York Stone Restoration, we specialise in heritage stone restoration and can advise on the best options for your project, whether that be using natural stone or more modern techniques.
Restoration of sandstone cornice in Sheffield, England, using reconstructed stone. The building was damaged during an earthquake where a large piece of the cornice broke away and fell to the ground. We were able to restore it without replacing the stone, saving the owner quite a bit of money. For more detail on the process, see our blog article.
SANDSTONE FENCE RESTORATION
Restoration of sandstone pillars and foundation at Kiribilli
WINDOW CILL RESTORATION
Restoration of sandstone window cills at two properties in Waverly