WDBYR has been working on historic buildings for over 20 years, as the East Riding has such a diverse building stock, we are known for our knowledge in the conservation and repair of historic buildings. We are able to make specific architectural elements that are needed for your historic building repair.

Masonry Conservation and Repair (Bricks to Sandstone)

We are able to source old brick stock to best match the needs of your work as well as get architectural stone made up to your specific needs.

Common jobs include: Movement- Subsidence cracking -Masonry Repair : Replacement - Pointing: Raking out mortar joints and reinstating new mortar- Masonry replacement - Alterations to existing brickwork - Correcting substandard work

  • Condition surveys and schedules of work

  • Production, sourcing and instatement of new masonry

  • Structural consolidation and repair works

  • Lime / cement mortar conservation and reinstatement

Lead Work

We do a lot of varied lead work from the simple to the complex, we also have an alternative to lead if this is needed for your project.

Common jobs include: Lead valley Repair or Replacement - Lead Flashing - Creating new detail for roofs - Instatement of Bay window roofs - Correcting substandard work

  • Condition surveys and schedules of work

  • Structural consolidation and repair works

  • Fabrication and instatement of new lead work

  • Lime / cement repairs and reinstatement

Slate Roofs / Terracotta Roofs

Common jobs include: Maintenance: Identifying and Repairing Leaks - Storm Damage Repairs - Reinstating Slates and Tiles - Roof Structure Consolidation: roof trusses, felt, battens, tiles and bird guards - Correcting substandard work

  • Condition surveys and schedules of work

  • Structural consolidation and repair works

Traditional Ridges and Hips

We can repair and reinstate your traditional ridges and hips

Common jobs include: Maintenance - Replacing missing or broken Ridge or hip tile - Storm Damage - Correcting substandard work

Wood Guttering

We can reinstate new wood guttering and if possible repair existing.

  • Condition surveys and schedules of work

  • Structural consolidation and repair works

  • Fabrication and instatement of wood guttering

  • Priming and undercoating of guttering before installation to fully protect the wood

  • Once installed Gloss with premium outdoor paint and line internal gutter with specialist paint to extend life of wood


Cast Iron Guttering