Tyne Valley Steading Renovation

Tyne Valley Steading Renovation and Conversion


The village of Longstones is prettily situated on the south face of the Tyne valley a few miles from Hexham. The proximity to the history of Hadrian's Wall, the shops and resturants of Hexham and the wonderful wild countryside of Northumberland make it an ideal situation for holiday lets. A farm steading at Longstone is currently undergoing extensive conversion to a group of high quality appartments and houses. The work is being carried out by M Maughan Joinery (07803603968).


The work involves significant modification to the barns and steadings. New doors and windows, blocking up of existing openings, additional walls, all to be carried out under the planning requirements of a building within a National Park!

To achieve this the company carried out the building work and then repointed the entire group of buildings. New stone work joints were raked our together with the existing structure, the buildings were sandblasted and then repointed using Pnu-Point pointing tools.

They adopted a "blietzkrieg" method of pointing: choose a good day and go for it! Using a team of five men, two pointing with the Pnu-Points, two striking the joints and the last guy looking after the mortar they pointed around 150 m2 in a day. Using this technique all the stone work looks the same, new and old stone is indistinguishable.


View of the steading.

Mix of new and existing stone after pointing
















North facing wall: pointed in one day.


The walls are new, the gable end is old.

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