Trident acted as sole consultant to the client for external refurbishment works to a category C Listed historic building in the heart of Leith, 2 miles from Edinburgh City Centre. The subject building was in a poor state of repair and was identified to the client as requiring refurbishment works in Trident’s earlier instructions to advice on Planned Maintenance at the Shopping Centre where the building was located.
The works involved replacing poorly executed repairs to the building façades, indenting new stones where the originals were defective, replacement of window packing and mastic, redecoration of windows and redecoration of rain water goods.
Listed Building Consent was obtained by Trident from the Local Authority and Trident consulted with British Geological Survey to carry out stone sampling analysis of stone samples taken from site. This ensured compatibility between the existing stone fabric and the new replacement stones with regards to mineral and textural make-up, permeability, appearance and performance requirements.
Window mastic repairs were specified in accordance with the guidance issued by Historic Scotland, fully taking into consideration the original construction of the building. Trident advised on budget costs of all works prior to the tender process and the completed works value came in under this budget.