Using traditional materials and methods is essential when working on older properties. The majority of work required to be carried out is due to incorrect use of previous repair work, lack of simple maintenance and age decay. We aim to use our expertise to identify the cause of the issue and come up with a repair strategy and cost.
Unlike cement there is various lime products that will be used when carrying out the correct repairs. Depending on location, surrounding materials, existing stone, lime, metal or timber work will all be considered when coming up with a repair strategy.
As most local stone quarries are closed, New stones will be sourced fromquarries around Britain if required. We will always aim to get as close a match as possible whether it is new or reclaimed.
Recreating that simple details is what can complete your project. From simply matching existing tooling of the stone to the elaborate moulding that might be required, it will be taken care off.
Lime Works and Pointing
We carry out picking and pointing in lime mortar, removing old defective lime mortar or harmful cement mortar that over the years has had a departmental effect on the stonework causing it to deteriorate. We will use the appropriate mortar and techniques to renew the existing mortars. We also carry out traditional lime harling and rendering.