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2017 lime pointing work

A complete and deep rake out, and subsequent full repoint with hydraulic lime mortar,  of the entire spire of an Aberdeenshire Church.

This shot shows a pointed and finished horizontal bed above, a raked out vertical joint (note the depth achieved), and newly pointed and unfinished lime (it ends up smooth like the lime above).

Newly applied (and finished) pointing, with deeply raked out beds and joints below.

Looking down from above – pointing in progress.

Pointing the awkward joints near the top of the spire.

Newly pointed beds at the top.

Nearly done.

Looking down from the top at the fully pointed spire.


A full rake out and natural hydraulic lime repointing job on a single steeple face of a Dumfries and Galloway Church.

Raking out – an ardous job!

Looking up at the finished face.

Another view up the face once pointing had been completed.

BCM Steeplejacks achieve Guild of Master Craftsmen accreditation

Today (30th of March 2017) we received the welcome news that we have gained entry to the Guild of Master Craftsmen.

The selection process is rigorous and based on references (they have to be very good). We are proud of this, and intend to uphold the standards of the Guild by simply maintaining our own standards.

Guild of Master Craftsmen emblem