Glasgow is home to a number of historic churches, many of which have had to undergo major repairs and upgrades in recent years. Gradual decay and the structural damage caused by often harsh weather conditions can have a dramatic effect on the integrity of the stonework, and in one recent case our specialists were brought in to transform the building and help to restore it to its former glory.
This A-listed structure in the Gorbals was built back in the 1880s, and in the intervening years it had deteriorated dramatically. We were tasked with a number of actions, including the full manufacture and replacement of three tracery windows, a complex process that required great skill. The sandstone required hand-finishing in order to provide a perfect end product.
There were several other aspects of this project, including a full, high temperature steam wash to remove many decades of accumulated wear and tear. The team had to rake out and repoint lime mortar, as well as replace jamb stones and finials, all of course in keeping with the church’s original look.
While projects like this can be complicated, we at AGM Stone are always delighted to be taking part in improvements to Scotland’s historic buildings. Using our specialist skills and our in-depth knowledge of churches, town halls, community centres and the like, we can be directly involved in keeping our rich local heritage thriving. This particular church has been around for more than 140 years, and thanks to AGM Stone it can easily continue to be a community asset for another 140.