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Frew Conservation offer a wide range of building conservation and technical consultancy services for the restoration, conservation, repair and maintenance of traditional and historic buildings and structures.  We work closely with associated consultants and craftspeople to expand or enhance our consultancy services, where necessary.  To demonstrate the nature and scope of work we typically undertake, please have a look at a selection of our projects below.

Craig Frew Building Conservation Limited        Registered in Scotland no. 430772       Copyright Craig Frew Building Conservation Ltd 2019      

Campbeltown Town Hall Bona Lighthouse Steading Rothiemurchus Boghall Cottage Ayr Aberdeen Art Gallery Cowdray Hall Raasay House Campbeltown War Memorial Bannockburn Monuments Fasque House St Drostans Church National Library of Scotland George IV Bridge

Campbeltown Town Hall,



Detailed inspection of masonry fabric to identify defects, scope of remedial repairs and materials specifications.


Sampling, analysis and matching of external paint, stone, render and mortars.

Dell Farm Steading, Rothiemurchus


Survey of masonry fabric

and recommendations on the scope of work, appropriate repair specification including provision of budget costs for the proposed refurbishment of the steading complex.

Raasay House,

Isle of Raasay


Detailed inspection of masonry fabric to identify sources and causes of water penetration, specification of work scope, remedial repairs and ongoing site supervision/ quality control visits.

Fasque House,



Detailed survey and investigation to identify original render coatings and prepare a case for render reinstatement, to support a Listed Building Consent application.

Bona Lighthouse,

Loch Ness


Provision of specifications for repair and reinstatement of external lime harling and limewash, based on results of laboratory analysis of original and later harl coatings.

Private Cottage,



Survey and reporting on proposed damp-proofing work to traditionally constructed cottage (argued successfully against unnecessary damp-proofing works including proposed chemical DPC’s).

Battle of Bannockburn Monuments, Stirling


Technical and Conservation advice on the repair of two post-war monuments.  Provision of ongoing advice, specifications, site supervision and quality control services in relation to cleaning, pointing and surface repairs to decorative concrete block.

War Memorial,



Detailed survey of stone tablets and inscriptions.


Provision of quantified schedule of work and specifications for stone conservation and repair works including cleaning, consolidation and repointing.

Aberdeen Art Gallery &

Cowdray Hall


Condition survey of mortar pointing to granite masonry.


Provision of advice and specifications for proposed repointing work as part of a major refurbishment.

National Library of Scotland,

George IV Bridge, Edinburgh


Inspection of masonry pointing condition and provision of specifications for reinstatement based on analysis of the original mortars.

St Drosdans Kirk,



Inspection and investigation of water ingress problems.


Provision of advice on remedial repairs including scope of work and specifications.


lower logie church

Lower Logie Church,



Survey of masonry fabric condition and prioritised repair recommendations including quantified work scope with mortar analysis/ matching and provision of detailed repair specifications.



david livingstone centre

David Livingstone Centre,



Detailed survey/ investigation of existing render coatings, incl; Infrared Thermography survey (in conjunction with CMC Ltd), render strip test panels, detailed materials analysis. Provision of technical conservation advice and detailed specifications for reinstatement of lime coatings

cawdor castle

Cawdor Castle,



Specification of external lime concrete slab and parapet walkway repointing mortars.  Ongoing technical and conservation advice and supervision.

glenfinnan monument

Glenfinnan Monument,



Masonry inspection and provision of detailed repair specifications for patch repointing to the monument and full repointing of the boundary walls.

kirriemuir church

St Mary's Episcopal Church,



Masonry inspection and representative sampling of mortars and sandstone.  Laboratory analysis and matching of materials, identification of suitable sources for repair materials.

National Wallace Monument Montrose Library braemar castle web Beatons Cottage Skye

Beatons Cottage,

Isle of Skye


Investigation of external paint finishes and wall construction. Preparation of repair strategy and specifications for innapropriate paint removal and reinstatement with a more compatible limewash coating subsequent to consolidation of the masonry walls.

Montrose Library


Stonework condition survey.  Provision of technical conservation advice in respect of internal paint coatings to stonework and scope of work/ specification for internal and external stone consolidation, repair and replacement with quality control inspections.

National Wallace Monument,



Inspection of masonry fabric. Provision of bespoke specifications for repointing flagstone roof, stone guttering and buttressed walling at base of monument, downtaking and rebuilding chimney including stone and mortar analysis and matching.

Braemar Castle


Inspection of existing cement harling and investigation/ laboratory analysis of original and early mortars , harling and limewash coatings to inform specification for reinstatement of lime harl and limewash. Supervision of sample panel preparation and ongoing technical conservation advice.