Are we losing the art of the craft?
Scotland is known for its stunning landscapes and beautiful architecture, which is highly appreciated by tourists from around the world. The country is home to some of the most iconic and impressive architectural structures in the world, and stonemasonry has been a significant part of Scotland’s cultural heritage for centuries. However, recent studies have shown […]
2022- A year to remember!
And just like that, another calendar year at Stratum Masonry has ended and what an exciting twelve months it has been… Where to start? We are thrilled to share that we have recruited several talented individuals to our growing team. All our new recruits have settled in well and are fully onboard with Stratum’s ethos […]
Blink and You’ve Missed It!
I’m not exactly sure where this year has gone, but when I think back on everything that we have accomplished, then I’m amazed that we managed to fit it all in! The year started slowly, not because we didn’t have the work to do, but we found ourselves still in the clutches of Covid and […]
If They Could See Us Now
It has been more than a year since my last blog and who could have predicted the changes in our world and lifestyle. I could hark on about Covid-19 and its impact on our business and lives, but let’s face it, we are all riding the same storm and have been surrounded by enough negativity […]
Stonemasonry survey service, what we do… Here at Stratum Masonry, we are constantly reviewing our processes in an effort to ensure that we are always providing the best service to our customers It’s easy when we are doing surveys on a weekly basis, to forget that sometimes a customer may have questions that they don’t […]
The Importance Of Fixings In Masonry Construction
This week, we are talking about fixings in masonry. We know (or hope!) all the stonemasons out there will know the following information, but we are also very aware that our customers don’t. We write these blogs in an effort to explain the craft of stonemasonry, in more depth (without as much of the technical […]
Stone Versus Brick
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN STONE AND BRICK? Or, more to the point, did you even know that there was one? HANDS UP, until a few months ago, I didn’t. It should be noted at this point that it’s me, May (Office Manager) writing this piece and not our Managing Direct, who, quite obviously, knows the […]
I always think of margaritas! BUT we are, of course, talking about the mineral, not the tequila-based cocktail! So here’s the lowdown on lime;Lime Mortar – composed of lime and an aggregate, mixed with water. But did you know?…. It was first used by the Ancient Egyptians who used lime to plaster the pyramids. […]
What We Do
So now you know (if you have read our previous blog), where we came from. But do you know what we do? If you don’t, then you’re not alone. If I asked you what a builder, tiler, roofer, carpenter, joiner, or any of the day to day tradespeople we come across, actually does, then you’d […]
Where It All Began
“My vision for the business is to spread the awareness of what is considered to be a dying craft” I’ve posted a few blogs, but we haven’t had the facility to put them on the Stratum Masonry website. HOWEVER, last week, we got a new website tool which lets us do just that! So, I […]
Stone Mortar Analysis Work
What you probably never knew about stone mortar analysis. The MD tasked me with a blog on stone and mortar analysis. I must admit, I wasn’t too keen. I had images of me falling asleep at my desk.I then thought about all the people who would possibly read my blog, and while I appreciate some […]