Case Study 32 – Castlemilk Stables

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Project Name: Castlemilk Stables

Building Type: Community Building

Location: Machrie Road, Castlemilk, Glasgow

Architect: Elder and Cannon (restoration)
David Hamilton (original architect)

Project: Prior to refurbishment, much of the original stonework in the historic part of the building was damaged due to weathering and inappropriate cement repairs. Analysis of the stone found the existing stone to be grit stone, which was probably locally sourced during construction in the 18th century. This type of sandstone is not currently available in Scotland and after analysis of samples by British Geological Survey, Bearl stone, sourced from a Northumbrian quarry, was chosen for both a technical and visual match. Existing lime mortar samples from pointing in the stonework were also matched by the Scottish Lime Centre to prevent future damage from inappropriate mortar in the historic stonework.

Materials Featured: Bearl Stone, Lime Mortar

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