Persimmon calls in Plastic Surgeon for stone repairs at York headquarters

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The UK’s top house builders usually call on national repair specialist Plastic Surgeon to deal with repairs as their properties near handover, but Persimmon recently asked them to carry out stone repairs to the prominent stone portico on its headquarters.

Stone repairs by national repair specialist Plastic Surgeon

Stone repairs by national repair specialist Plastic Surgeon

Stone repairs and restoration were required at Persimmon’s corporate offices in York, in a building which dates from 1820. Persimmon, a top six developer, has a national agreement with Plastic Surgeon, so their property maintenance people sought the cosmetic repair specialist’s advice on possible restoration strategies.

The building is constructed from local sandstone. Long term exposure to wind, rain and frost had left the stone portico with its multiple layers of masonry paint, in poor condition. Areas had been eroded, and chunks spalled off by frost while layers of masonry paint had blistered and peeled, with water causing further damage. Inside the entrance was in surprisingly bad condition.

After an assessment by Plastic Surgeon’s North East Regional Manager, a plan of repair work was agreed, and work commenced. Initially, two of Plastic Surgeon’s Finishers brushed, scraped and sanded back the old paint, in order to get back to a solid substrate before any repairs could be made.

Then the areas of stone which had been cut back were filled using Plastic Surgeon’s premium stone repair product in its base colour; building back the deeper areas in layers to stabilize the work. Filled slightly proud of the original profile, the material was then sanded flush with the old sandstone masonry.

To complete the transformation, the Finishers Screedcoated the entire portico in a matching colour, using rollers and brushes for the detail areas. Finally an authentic texture was achieved by over-spraying the Screedcoat with specially graded silica.

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About Plastic Surgeon:

Plastic Surgeon works for facilities managers, fit-out companies, housebuilders and construction companies throughout the UK, repairing almost any damaged surface including stone, brick, marble, glass, ceramic, enamel, wood, metal and of course, plastic. Recent repair projects have included The Shard in London, the Commonwealth Games Pool in Glasgow and Mann Island in Liverpool.

As the UK’s only national cosmetic repair specialist with more than 100 highly trained operatives out on the road across its regions, Plastic Surgeon has refined and expanded its offering to the market over recent years. This has seen it not only grow in size but appeal to a far wider client base that now includes the big insurance companies and social housing providers, as well as facilities management specialists and the majority of the UK’s housebuilders and construction companies.

Plastic Surgeon can restore almost any damaged interior or exterior surface in commercial or residential buildings. Thanks to specialist training the company’s finishers are expert in repairing and fine finishing practically any material including;

  •     Plastic and GRP repair
  •     Wood and veneer repairs
  •     Stone repair, brickwork repairs
  •     Ceramic repairs and enamel restoration
  •     Glass repair and glazing repairs
  •     Metallic and foil coated item repairs
  •     UPVC repairs and PVC window repairs
  •     Bath repair and shower tray repairs

Construction, Housebuilding, Facilities Management and Insurance Sectors:
The company’s commitment to a flawless finish means that some of the most respected names in the UK house building, construction, facilities management and insurance sectors rely on them to get the job done. The company also provides specialist fine finishing and cosmetic repair services to many industry sectors including fit-out and retail, and social housing, as well as working with individual trades and homeowners.

Expert Repairs:
The company prides itself on a very high standard of workmanship, providing a fine finish and virtually undetectable repairs that save customers thousands of pounds on expensive replacements.

Sustainable Solutions:
Plastic Surgeon is committed to helping achieve sustainable construction and to minimising the impact on the environment. It prevented over 80,000 damaged items going to landfill waste last year by repairing rather than replacing them. The company also provides customers with a unique online reporting service which shows a wealth of statistics such as the number of items repaired per customer site and the associated landfill savings.

Contact Details :
Plastic Surgeon Limited
National Headquarters
Blue Waters House
Pottery Road
Bovey Tracey
TQ13 9DS

T: 0845 141 0000
F: 0845 143 0000
E: priority(at)

For media interviews, comments or photographs, please contact Cathy Baillie, Marketing Manager, Plastic Surgeon:
Email: cbaillie(at)plastic-surgeon(dot)

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