The Port Kirk exposed serious flaws at the junction of pitched roof and external walls that undermined the ability of the building to resist rain water penetration. The building was in a perilous condition and the need for a speedy appointment of an able contractor to address the flaws and arrest water penetration was essential.
Gillies & Farrell satisfied the criteria and were appointed as the main contractor of the project in August 2018.
The project was, indeed, more complex than a standard build project as the nature and the extent of the flaws was unknown, the duration of the contract was unknown, the location was exposed, the project was to take place through the autumn and winter, and, the church building was still in weekly use.
While meeting the needs of the church, Gillies & Farrell tailored their work program to suit and, in April 2019, successfully completed the major conservation work of the Port of Menteith church.
Gillies & Farrell matched what was needed by the Port Kirk of a contractor and the Port Kirk is pleased to recommend them.
Iain Breakenridge, Fabric Convenor, Port of Menteith Church
I am happy to highly recommend Gillies and Farrell Stonemasons. They show a great Artisan skill for their craft yet have a professional business-like approach. The entire contract went without a hitch and the end result is unquestionably of the highest quality. A pleasure to do business with them.
Mike Mitchell, Glenbruach House
Gillies and Farrell were our sub-contractor for the Stone repair package at our project at the Speirs Centre in Alloa. This Grade A listed Structure constructed in 1890 built as the Town Gymnasium and Swimming Pool has been converted in to a new central library for Clackmannanshire Council.
The fabric repairs were constructed to Historic Scotland Standards and were part funded by them. The works were closely monitored by Historic Scotland and Gillies and Farrell worked closely with them and the architect to deliver the works to speciﬁcation, on time and within budget.
They were proactive in all discussions with the design team and ourselves to ensure the best outcome in terms of the repairs that had set budget constraints. The standard of workmanship was excellent and they worked with us to meet to achieve access into some awkward areas of the building.
We would be delighted to employ them in future and are pleased to recommend them as a competent experienced contractor.
Stuart Mcllroy, Project Manager, Marshall Construction
Gillies & Farrell Masonry Ltd were appointed to undertake all structural and decorative stonework for the substantial extension to the Black Watch Museum in Perth, Scotland. The detail and craftsmanship in the stonework was of vital importance to us as architects as it characterises the exterior of the extension and acts as the primary reference for the quality of the rest of the build.
Scott and his team, headed on-site by Andy Colleran, interpreted our ambitions excellently and their skill and expertise in their craft shone through in the finished product. We would have no problem in recommending their services and look forward to hopefully working with them again in the future
Stuart Mackellar, ANTA Architecture