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Plastic Surgeon Case Study:
Dundas Estates Client: Sector: Site:
Dundas Estates Repairs: Facilities Management: Leisure Whiteinch Baths, Glasgow
Stone repair and brick restoration at Grade B listed 1920s pavilion, window repairs, cill repairs, brick tinting
The Challenge Plastic Surgeonâ€™s team in Glasgow was tasked with an interesting stone repair job at a Grade B listed building in Glasgow. The Whiteinch swimming pavilion was built in the 1920s, and was bought by Dundas Estates & Development Co. Ltd from Glasgow City Council around five years ago. The pool closed in the mid 1990s when Scotstoun Leisure Centre opened. Part of the building was demolished and 35 flats were built on the site. Dundas Estates retained the original central B-listed pavilion which stands between the new flats and this is the area that Plastic Surgeon was asked to work on. Plastic Surgeon was required to repair stone pillars, stone window surrounds and stone cills. Brick repair and brick tinting was also required. As the building is very old, the client specified that they screed the stone to make it look old and to keep the original character.
The stone and brick had become damaged over time, so its restoration was not straightforward. Weathering had caused what were once sharp lines to become indistinct. And in many places the stone was damaged by chips and deep gouges. As it was an old building, the problem of colour matching stone and brick that had aged over the years was a big challenge.
The Solution Plastic Surgeon is continually developing a range of processes and techniques to effectively repair and restore damaged stone and brick. Using a recently formulated new filler which results in very strong adhesion, even in wet and damp conditions, the company’s finishers were able to fill in all the damaged areas. As all finishers are trained in colour theory and colour matching, the finishing team were then able to sensitively match the mellow, aged colouring of the stone and the brick.
The Result The damaged stone pillars, stone cills and brick work were restored to their former glory, thus helping to extend the life of the building and to allow it to be enjoyed for many more years to come.
Sustainable Repairs At the same time as providing clients with a comprehensive cosmetic repair service addressing virtually every type of product and substrate, Plastic Surgeon is also addressing important aspects of the sustainability agenda. For while the company’s ethos of ‘repairing rather than replacing’ represents a saving of approximately £3 for every pound spent, this approach also significantly reduces waste going to landfill and therefore helps cut a customer’s carbon footprint. Uniquely, Plastic Surgeon has developed its VisibilITy software which translates each finisher’s job report, sent from their palm pilot, into the equivalent weight and other statistics on a data base that participating customers can utilise for their own sustainability reporting.
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Plastic Surgeon’s team in Glasgow was tasked with an interesting stone repair job at a Grade B listed building in Glasgow. The Whiteinch swi...