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Heritage Brickwork Restoration: Windsor Station

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This infographic details the heritage brickwork restoration of Windsor Station. A case study covering the history, restoration process, and some fun facts! Windsor station was restored by Brickwork Restoration, Melbourne

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Heritage Brickwork Restoration: Windsor Station

  1. 1. Infographicprovidedby: www.brickworkrestoration.com.au Sources http://www.walkingmelbourne.com/building827_windsor-railway-station.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windsor_railway_station,_Melbourne#History WindsorStationwasbuiltin1859 Thestationwastheterminusfor trainsontheBrightonBeachline WindsorStationwasoriginallycalled "Chapelst.Station" BRIGHTONBRIGHTONBRIGHTON ChapelSt.Station TheWindsortrainstationFeaturespolychromebrickwork,roundarchedwindows,a truncatedhiproof,eavesconsolesandprominentchimneystacks.Acappedbrickwallanda footbridgesupportedoncastironEgyptianstylecolumnswithdecorativebrackets. WindsorStationwasbuiltinthelate1800'sandwasinpoorcondition,havingbeenleft with very little maintenance over the last 50 years. The Hawthorn bricks were still in reasonable condition but the mortar had been severely washed out in some places, leavingtheTuckPointingvirtuallynonexistent. - Rob Meates - Project Manager Valley Maintenance Services Firstlytheatmospheric(trainengine)grime,paintspotsand `patch` repointingrepairworkfromthebrickfacewaspainstakinglycleanedand removed... Nextallofthemortarjointswereraked/cutback... Finally,thejointswererefilledwiththeappropriatelycolored basemortar(multiple)and TuckPointingwasapplied. Therestorationtookaround6monthstocomplete. Thechimneybrickworkwasdismantled,brickbybrick,eachbrickwascleaned, thenthechimneyswererebuiltexactlyastheywere(withnewmortarandTuck Pointing).

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