With several years of specialist stonework experience, McIntyre Masonry offers a complete range of stonemasonry services for clients throughout Edinburgh. We are known for our property restoration work on both new and listed properties and we also provide stone carving, stone repair, stone cleaning, lime mortar pointing and chimney repairs services.
If you are within the area of Edinburgh and are looking to restore the authentic stonework of your building, be it a residential or commercial property, get in touch with our skilled team of stonemasons today and we will ensure to provide the best solution for your requirements.
Our Current Edinburgh Stonemasonry Projects
Kings Theatre, Edinburgh
One of our recent projects in Edinburgh was the stone restoration and refurbishment of the beloved King’s Theatre. Originally owned by theatre owning, production and Management Company Howard and Wyndham Ltd, the King’s Theatre in Leven Street was built to rival the Royal Lyceum Theatre.
As we have rendered extensive stone work for the project, which include the restoration of the structure’s 1900 intricate carving and moulded detail, we are proud to say that the venue has been restored to its former glory and audiences of all ages can enjoy shows at the King’s for the years to come. This is a testament of our passion to deliver high quality stonework to our clients.
Museum of Edinburgh
The Museum of Edinburgh is another project we have tackled in the area. Formerly known as the Huntly House Museum, it is the principal museum of the city that houses some of the most important artefacts from the Roman period that came from the archaeological excavations at Cramond as well as other important items from the later periods. The local museum is where a large number of national treasures can be found, including the copy of the National Covenant, signed by Greyfriar’s Kirkyard.
McIntyre Masonry was involved in the refurbishment of the museum. We were responsible for the stone restoration, structural alterations and the fitting of natural stone ground works of the site. Today, the Museum of Edinburgh in Canongate is back to its visually attractive self and continues to attract the attention of the public and adds historical value to Edinburgh.
Baden Powel House
Built in 1865, the Baden Powell House was originally created by architects Paterson and Sheills as a Primitive Methodist chapel. By the late 1980’s, it was converted into offices and in 2004 was purchased by NLS. Baden Powell House is listed as Category B structure within the Edinburgh Old Town Conservation Area and Edinburgh World Heritage Site.
Baden Powell House’s façade required comprehensive repairs and conservation work. McIntyre Masonry took part in the restoration of Baden Powell House by carrying out the extensive stone replacement work for the structure’s façade and rear elevation.
Derby Street, Edinburgh
A residential client in Derby Street, Edinburgh contacted McIntyre Masonry to have a look at her masonry garden wall that was damaged by high winds that hit the area in the beginning of 2013. One of our expert stonemasons paid the property a visit and was surprised to see that 60m of the wall had fell over the garden.
After the assessment, the client was provided with a quote and she agreed for us to proceed with the repair. We started with a clean-up operation and portions of the wall were dismantled, salvaging reusable materials during the process. All the waste produced during the dismantling was carted out of the area to ensure easy access to the worksite. Our team of stonemasons then handled the repair, which involved the replacement of the damaged portions of the wall. To minimize the disruption, we carefully worked with the owner to plan out the entrance and exit points to the garden for the delivery of materials and carting of wastes before work went underway.
15 Derby Street, Edinburgh EH6 4SQ
Rutherford Castle, Edinburgh
Rutherford Castle site has been developed by a housing contractor and is now a new housing estate, one of the existing property’s on the site required extensive stone restoration and extensions before being sold, the existing stone was built using cement mortar, we dismantled the original walling removed all cement and rebuilt using the correct lime mortar.
McIntyre Masonry Ltd carried out
· Existing stone demolition
· Supply to site of new rubble stone & dressed stone units for the house and garage
· Building of all new stone to house garage and garden
· Stone indents to remaining original stone work
· Lime mortar pointing
· Garden walling
Situated 10 Mins south of Edinburgh
Dryden Tower, Edinburgh
Dryden Tower was built as a hilltop eye catcher on the grounds of Dryden House, Dryden House was demolished in 1938. Dryden Tower was originally built with a stone spiral staircase inside the turret that leads to a viewing area looking over the forth estuary, Fife and all surrounding areas. Inside the courtyard the original stone flooring is still in place along with fireplaces and chimney flues venting out from the low turrets on the courtyard walls.
We have just finished restoring the stonework at Dryden Tower, extensive stone replacement and lime mortar work as well as internal groundwork’s to the original courtyard floor and steel work carried out by our blacksmith. Most of the stone work was carried out on the window surrounds, courtyard wall heads that required new copestones and turrets and the main tower parapet walls. The full building was raked out and repointed in lime mortar.
Dryden Tower is B listed, build in the min 19th century, it appears on 1st edition OS map, its located in Loanhead by Edinburgh.
G&V Hotel, Edinburgh
McIntyre Masonry Ltd was involved in the rebranding process of the old Missoni hotel in Edinburgh. The two stones that made the Missoni sign had to be removed and replaced with two stones with G&V branding. The G&V hotel is situated at 1 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1AD.
Murray Field Road, Edinburgh
After getting called to investigate falling masonry we discovered the damage to the roofline balusters, the masonry had fallen on to the roof damaging the slates. McIntyre Masonry Ltd repaired the roof and stripped down the remaining loose stones. After ordering and dressing new stone we re-erected the scaffold and built the new stone balusters fixing with stainless steel dowels and fixing cramps.
Another residential client, this time in Morningside, Edinburgh, needed our help to create a stonewall that will connect to the main house. In order to ensure that our work will match with the existing building, our stonemason visited the site to view the main building’s original dressing. After the assessment was done, we proceeded with the blockwork and covered its outer skin with natural ashlar stone that matches with the original material. Our final output did not fall short of our client’s expectations and showed our keen attention to detail..
Stonemasons Edinburgh – Mcintyre Masonry Ltd
0131 510 0168