and Alteration

Whether unsafe, unattractive or unfit for purpose, our team of time-served craftsmen and builders are on hand to repair and restore your historic masonry.

Breathing new life into your historic structures

The type of repair or restoration to be carried out depends entirely upon the nature of the damage, the age, condition and status of the building, as well as factors such as affordability and the overall finish envisioned.

  • Replicate and Replace – We’re able to replicate and replace damaged stonework, brickwork, granite and marble, closely matching the colour, texture and details of the original material. All work is carried out by experienced masons and repaired in accordance with industry good practice. Any new items can be obtained or made to clients’ specific details and specification.
  • Sympathetic Repairs – We’re skilled at matching many types of material using specialist repair materials and methods to closely match colour, texture and details of the surrounding surface. Our brick repair service incorporates natural and cementitious colour matching material with colouring able to be toned to suit the individual bricks.
  • Safety Critical Repairs – Loose and dangerous items can be taken down, repaired and re-fixed using selected epoxy resins and/or more specific fixings to suit each individual location.

Prior to any works taking place, each structure is thoroughly assessed by one of our directors; a time-served professional who’ll provide you with a competitive, no-obligation quote. Should you decide to instruct these works, we’ll work closely with both you and your stakeholders, adjusting our working hours and practices to suit the unique requirements of your project.


Vital to a structure’s strength, pointing is defined as the mortar ‘joint’ between bricks or stone blocks within a wall. Over time, however, mortar can erode or crumble, leaving a wall dangerously weak and unsightly, in many cases leading to internal damp issues.

From small, localised repairs to entire walls or buildings, we’ve helped conserve some of the region’s most prominent historic buildings, employing a range of materials and techniques depending upon the existing pointing and the type, age and location of the property.


Increasingly, many restoration projects are demanding a certain degree of alteration, be that to restore a building to its original state or to extend or adjust it to suit a particular client’s requirements.

Working with the building rather than against it – and collaborating with all relevant bodies – we work alongside structural engineers, using both new and reclaimed materials to match the existing, whilst blending in any adjustments with the surrounding area to minimise their visual impact.


Have a project you’d like to discuss? Looking to discover more about repair, restoration or alteration? We’d love to hear from you. To speak to a member of our team, simply get in touch.

Why Burleigh Stone?

40 years' experience

We've been preserving, restoring and repairing historically significant structures throughout the North West for more than four decades.

Time-served craftsmen

Seasoned conservation specialists, every one of our team has spent years honing their craft, restoring the architectural history of the nation.

Tried and tested

Trusted to deliver on our promises, we've become the partner of choice for some of the UK's most prominent listed and historic building owners.

A family business

Family owned and managed, over the years we’ve developed a reputation, both for the quality of our work and our exceptional customer service.

I would personally recommend Burleigh Stone, particularly with regards to maintenance & repair works on listed or historical building stock. I have always found Charlie Cave to be helpful, knowledgeable and reliable.

A. Furey, University of Liverpool

Prompt friendly service. Always helpful and willing to carry out extra tasks to keep clients happy whenever possible. Responsive to queries or concerns. I will continue to recommend Burleigh Stone to clients and have never received any negative feedback.

Anthony Grimshaw Associates

I was extremely happy with work carried out on St. Margaret of Antioch. The gentlemen who came to do the work were polite and very helpful. They were punctual and explained exactly what and how they were going to complete the work. It was a pleasure to meet with them. To date we have had no further problems with the roof . We would definitely use your firm and staff in the future and be happy to recommend them to others.

Church Warden, St Margaret of Antioch

Excellent communication with onsite staff, who were helpful throughout the works and respectful to our Chapel. We are happy with the work carried out and the way it was organised.

D. Shallcross, Chowbent Chapel

After about 30 years (we think!) we’ve finally got the damaged sandstone corbels and lower mouldings around the domes replaced, making the roof railings safe again. Big shout out to the amazingly skilled masons from Burleigh Stone – Cheers!

Bidston Observatory, Wirral

Liverpool Medical institution is a Grade II* listed building and, like any building of age, it often presents us with a range of maintenance challenges. Burleigh Stone have helped us to resolve a number of challenges allowing us to preserve the presentation of our unique building. They have a wealth of experience of working on historical buildings, demonstrated by their understanding of construction design and materials, enabling them to provide us with reliable solutions in a cost effective manner.

K. Alsop, Liverpool Medical Institute

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