Laidlawstiel House, Galashiels


Private Residential
On behalf of:GLM






Restorex were engaged as Principal Contractor to undertake significant areas of structural stone replacement, joinery repairs to windows, architectural leadwork and specialist paint coating system application to the facades of this delightful arts and crafts style building, located in the Scottish Borders.


The objective was to repair significant areas of damage to structural masonry units. Investigate and effect repairs to stop long-standing water leaks inside the property.


Erection and dismantling of scaffolding access system to the facades. The works consisted of:

  • Cutting out and replacement of natural stone to defective structural units
  • Architectural leadwork
  • Window mastics and redecoration of timber windows
  • Redecoration of internal fabrics following timber and plaster repairs
  • Specialist paint systems to facades


Following careful investigation at the outset, the project architects and Restorex, managed to detect and eliminate many long standing problem areas of water ingress with the careful selection, detailing and renewal of stone. The facades are looking very well and are in good shape to protect the current owners from the wild borders weather, for many years to come.

Client Comment

GLM have worked with the team at Restorex for a good number of years on various types of fabric repair projects. We have found their ability in applying knowledge, skill and dedication is a huge asset in successfully running projects. Above all, they work positively as an effective team member, which we find is an invaluable and vital component in successful projects.

David Gibbon, Director (MRICS MBEng) - GLM
Construction Line
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