Case Studies

How to Make Lime Mortar for Pointing

How to Make Lime Mortar for Pointing

Knowing how to make lime mortar for pointing is handy if you live in an older property. In fact, it’s essential for the sympathetic restoration of masonry in most properties dated before 1910. Mixing and applying traditional forms of mortar is something of an art...

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Wat Buddharam, Headingley, Leeds

Wat Buddharam, Headingley, Leeds

 We recently worked at Wat Buddharam, a Buddhist temple, in Headingley, Leeds.  Over the period of a few months we carried out various restoration works. Quite a little haven to work in . It was really tranquil tucked away from the hustle and bustle. A beautiful...

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Most Iconic Historic Buildings in Leeds

Most Iconic Historic Buildings in Leeds

There are lots of wonderful historic buildings in Leeds, but here are a few of the favourites that we have worked on... Leeds Townhall Built between 1853 and 1858 and opened by Queen Victoria this iconic building is at the heart of the City of Leeds and has a rich...

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Facade Cleaning in Wakefield

Facade Cleaning in Wakefield

BRC Leeds Ltd carried out chemical cleaning on this period property, near Wakefield. Below you can see a before shot to show the transformation. The beauty of chemical cleaning is that some colour variation still remains on the surface of the stone,  maintaining its...

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Why should we preserve historic buildings?

Why should we preserve historic buildings?

After centuries of use and love, historic buildings usually require a little more care and attention than new ones, some you may be wondering whether preserving them is really worthwhile. Here at Building Restoration and Cleaning (Leeds) Ltd we are passionate about...

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What do stonemasons do?

What do stonemasons do?

Stonemasonry is both art and physical labour. Stonemasons are experts in shaping and fixing stone structures, performing repair works and restorations of homes, historical buildings and monuments, as well as creating new stone features. Besides a range of stone...

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Private House, Leeds

Private House, Leeds

BRC Leeds Ltd were commissioned to create this stunning carved Yorkshire Rose, in stone, for a private client near Leeds. This was then fixed and fitted, providing a really unique addition to the client's property's facade.  We carried out various other works at the...

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Globe Mills Water Tower, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield

Globe Mills Water Tower, Slaithwaite, Huddersfield

Globe Mills, in Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire, was established in 1887. It is a former worsted spinning mill. The mill itself is a five storey building, next to Huddersfield Narrow Canal. The redevelopment includes both residential and commercial spaces. Our works were...

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What Tools Do You Need For Stone Carving?

At Building Restoration & Cleaning (Leeds) Ltd, we pride ourselves on the quality of our stone masonry and repairs. Our skilled workers can bring your stonework back to life and restore facades to their former glory, but they would be lost without the various...

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Cookridge Hospital, Leeds

Cookridge Hospital, Leeds

BRC Leeds Ltd carried out extensive stone masonry works here. We worked  at the grade 2 listed former Cookridge Hospital over the period of a year or so. The former hospital has been converted into 14 shared ownership and 16 rental homes by Stonewater Homes. We worked...

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What is home energy grant and why do you need it

What is home energy grant and why do you need it

The UK Government are encouraging home owners to make their homes energy efficient and you may be eligible for a grant to pay, or part-pay, for the installation of energy efficient improvements to your home. In order to see if you are eligible enter your postcode here...

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