Windsor Station was in poor condition, having been left 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, leaving the Tuck Pointing virtually non existent.
Firstly the atmospheric (train engine) grime, paint spots and `patch` repointing repair work from the brick face was painstakingly cleaned and removed. Next all of the mortar joints were raked/cut back. Finally, the joints were re filled with the appropriately colored base mortar (multiple) and Tuck Pointing was applied.
The restoration took around 6 months to complete. The chimney brickwork was dismantled, brick by brick, each brick was cleaned, then the chimneys were rebuilt exactly as they were (with new mortar and Tuck Pointing).