Ravelston Trio, Edinburgh

Client

Private Residential
On behalf of:Quantus SQ

Address

Ravelston Gardens, Edinburgh (3 blocks)

Value

£500,000

Introduction

Ravelston Garden is a 1930s Art Deco development of residential buildings, designed by Andrew Neil and Robert Hurd in 1935. Consisting of three white-harled blocks of 4-storey flats, they were among the first buildings to bring the International Style to the city, proving Edinburgh was up to date with the very latest architectural ideas in the 1930s.

Objectives

Restorex were engaged to undertake a variety of external works to these category A-Listed buildings, completing in March 2013.

Description

Extensive erection and dismantling of scaffolding to the elevations of three listed art deco buildings. The work consisted of:

  • Replacement specialised built up flat roofing, introducing insulation
  • Architectural lead repairs and replacement
  • Window mastics
  • Joinery repair and renewal
  • Patch render repairs and full redecoration of all facades, windows and doors

Conclusion

Despite experiencing very poor weather, with extensive areas of decoration, render and roof replacement, the project managed to accomplish successful practical completion, to the main areas. This allowed scaffold to be dismantled on program, before Christmas. Frustratingly, poor weather in the early part of 2013 delayed the finishing touches to minor areas, but the buildings are now looking rejuvenated, fresh and enhanced for the effort.

Client Comment

We were delighted with the quality of the workmanship on this project, and we look forward to working with you in the future.

Graeme Douglas, Regional Manager - IKO Plc
Construction Line
CHAS
Safe Contractor

Restorex Ltd. | 34 Russell Road, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH11 2LP

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