Montrose Library

  • : Pert Bruce
  • : Montrose
  • : Historic
  • : 16 Mar 2018

Project Description

The team successfully completed this rather complicated internal paint removal job on behalf of Pert Bruce and Angus Council.


Montrose Library is a Grade A listed designed in the Free Renaissance and Scots Baronial styles by J Lindsay Grant and was opened on the 9th of June 1904. The library is going through a refurbishment project on completion this will allow it to better serve the local community and it’s changing needs.


Keystone Preservation were awarded the tender to remove paint coatings from the ashlar sandstone window frame under main contractor Pert Bruce who specialise in historic redevelopment projects. This was a highly technical delivery with the use of water and other chemicals being heavily restricted due to the protected nature of the environment.


We discussed and developed a strategy alongside Pert Bruce and Frew Conservation (client appointed consultants) to use a combination of hand tools and paint softer to remove the coatings layer by layer without jeopardising the integrity of the Ashlar Sandstone below.


The project commenced in December 2017 coming to completion in March 2018.


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