Arch had dropped and wall bulged due to lack of bonding. Area cleaned out.
Corner post of original Herefordshire cottage behind failed masonry. The stone had not been built around the post adequately. I rebuilt this section far more strongly. We now have diamond cutters that enable accurate shaping of the stone far more easily around such components
Arch rebuilt with several new voussiors built deeply back into inner core of wall, all face stone above bonded (lapped over) stones on inner face, and corner repaired too. All the work uses natural lime putty and local aggregates to match the original construction mortar — as distinct from any facing pointing that may be done in future.
Looking forward to starting work on this Scottish baronial house in Fife, bonny bonny Scotland. Restoring aspects of the building to their full glory.
This font, comprising some 30 Calne stone (similar to Bath stone) sections required careful dismantling from elsewhere in the building then a highly accurate rebuild in the new position you can see below. A very delicate job since the stone angles crumble just with hand pressure.
In the photo below you can see a piece of wall has been removed. This was to enable the gate pier on the listed Victorian building, which was leaning significantly, to be jacked upright and reset plumb. This correction was achieved and the wall section is being replaced.