Scotland has a number of historic estates dating from medieval times through to the 19th century. These estates were often designed as a single entity, complete with mains farm and steadings, gate houses, dovecots, ice houses as well as the main house and landscaped gardens with boundary walls.
However, this designed entity is often at risk from incremental development and inappropriate conservation and repair. It is important to recognise this architectural unity and maintain local details and characteristics, preserving the estate through employing traditional skills and local materials.
LTM’s respected masonry teams can recognise and replicate all types of traditional masonry details, from carving replacement decorative stonework and indenting compatible masonry blocks to imitating regional pointing patterns and techniques.
LTM Consultancy can also provide professional, technical advice on appropriate conservation practice for all building types. We can investigate building defects, conduct detailed stone and plasterwork surveys and identify pragmatic, cost-effective solutions to sustain the historic fabric in keeping with the character and appearance of the historic estate.