“Farewell, Thou Stream”- Micro-grouting of Burns Monument, Alloway, Ayrshire
Lecturer - Kinlay Laidlaw, Laidlaw Associates Building Surveyors Ltd.
Burns Monument is a cleverly designed and exquisitely crafted structure in ashlar sandstone built 200 years ago. In recent decades it has sustained severe damage from progressive water penetration.
Following comprehensive monitoring, research and investigation, a new method of injecting mortar was innovated. Micro-grouting fully fills deep voids in mortar joints in ashlar with lime mortar in a way that had not previously been possible and provides the conservation community with a new technique to add to its tool-box.
Kinlay Laidlaw is a Chartered Building Surveyor with nearly 30 years experience working with traditional and historic buildings. Over 20 of these years were with the National Trust for Scotland, latterly as the Lead Surveyor of Ayrshire and Arran region based at Culzean Castle. This included managing a team of in-house stonemasons carrying out a programme of high quality limework and stonework to estate buildings.
In 2017 Kinlay returned to the consultancy world setting up Laidlaw Associates Building Surveying Ltd. and tackles a wide range of consultancy, research and conservation work; from remote buildings in exposed climates, castles and estates to town centre projects.
This lecture will be of interest to building professionals, professional agents, property owners, planners, students and anyone with an interest in historic buildings. It will provide an excellent opportunity to consolidate and develop greater understanding of traditionally constructed buildings and network with professionals in this specialist field.