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Historic & Traditonal

We have an enviable reputation for providing quality Clerk of Works services on Scotland's historic building projects.  We have considerable expertise in monitoring:

  • Stone repairs
  • Re-pointing with traditional lime mortars
  • Paint removal from masonry surfaces
  • Sash and case window refurbishment
  • Refurbishment and replication of high quality joinery finishes
  • Slate and leadwork
  • Historic plasterwork
  • Lead, zinc and copper roof works
  • Slatework
  • Ornamental and structural cast iron repairs

Calton Hill Observatory

City of Edinburgh Council & Collective Gallery
£4.5M The City Observatory was designed by William Henry Playfair in 1818. The two-year project was to conserve and reinstate the original A-listed designs, display and interpret the telescopes and astronomical instruments, and open the building as learning and social spaces

The Hill House Box

£3M National Trust for Scotland
The Hill House is regarded as Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s domestic masterpiece, the Hill House was built in 1904 for publisher Walter Blackie.The Box is an innovative chainmail structure built over the Hill House that will protect the building, allow it to dry out and enable further conservation.

Dalkeith Corn Exchange

Melville Housing Association
Restoration A Grade-A 19th Century Jacobean-style hall to provide office, exhibition and museum space.


National Museum of Rural Life

National Museums of Scotland/National Trust for Scotland

£9M new build for NMS and NTS. Includes a traditional slate roof, timber cladding and concrete frame to give the appearance and feel of a working barn. The building houses the National Collection of Agriculture and Country Life which ranges from oil paintings and costume to the largest collection of Combine Harvesters in Europe.


Glasgow Womens Library

Glasgow Women’s Library/Clyde Gateway

£800K Upgrade of a Grade B listed building to construct a new external lift tower with artwork cladding to establish DDA compliant access. Internally, a new secure archive store and repairs to the existing fabric were carried out.


80 George Street Edinburgh

NFU Mutual

£8M Alteration to a Grade A listed building in the heart of Edinburgh’s New Town to create a new basement and six floors of retail and office space. An internal concrete frame allowed a new configuration of the building with modern services and a high quality fit out.


Scottish Story Telling Centre

Church of Scotland/Historic Scotland

£3.5M redevelopment of John Knox’s House and adjacent arts centre on Edinburgh’s iconic “Royal Mile” to provide accessible arts and performance venue. The Grade A listed building uses a range of traditional and modern materials to provide large public, retail, cafe and office spaces.


Scott Monument

City of Edinburgh Council/Historic Scotland

£2.6M restoration of one of Scotland’s iconic buildings (and the largest monument to a writer anywhere in the world). We monitored stone cleaning and structure refurbishment as well as working with client and contractors to effectively manage work on this extremely busy city centre site.


Assembly Rooms

Edinburgh City Council

£9.3M restoration of Edinburgh’s famous Georgian Assembly Rooms. Complete upgrade of Grade A listed 18th century building structure and interiors along with installation of new internal services and facilities.


Charlotte Square

Corran Properties

£20M Refurbishment and redevelopment of six Grade A listed townhouses featuring neoclassical façades designed by 18th century architect Robert Adam. Four separate offices were created within the historic buildings and a contemporary extension was added to the rear of the properties to create an internal courtyard and three storey office.