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Peffermill House


Peffermill House is a category A listed 17th century mansion house located on the South side of Edinburgh. The property itself comprises traditional load bearing masonry construction with turret to the front elevation and pitched slated roofs throughout. The property has an interesting histroy including the tales of 'half hangit Maggie' and was formerly used as Council offices. 


LBE Services were initially tasked by the new owner and client to provide a condition survey to identify wants of repair and forward maintenance plan. We worked in conjunction with a rope access team to provide a comprehensive high level physical inspection of the subjects with report, record photos, videos, annotated drawings and schedule of prioritised budget costs provided thereafter to allow the client to make an informed decision. 


Following production of our condition survey the client then tasked us with drafting tender documentation for the agreed repairs, inviting tenders and overseeing the works on site to completion. The works were undertaken in two phases by The Edinburgh Stonemasons Ltd and Midlothian Roofing Ltd with the phases split into front and rear elevations. The works involved: 


- Stone Repairs (indents & lime mortar repairs)

- Re-pointing in lime mortar

- Slate Repairs 

- Lead Repairs 

- Overhaul of rainwater-goods

- Wholesale lime rendering 

- Preservation works 

- Redecoration of external timbers and cast iron work


The project was completed on time, to the agreed budget and to a high standard to the satisfaction of the client, which was testament to the reputable contractors involved and the diligence of the tradesman.