RESTORING OLD BUILDINGS

Lime Plastering – We are one of the Irelands leading specialists in lime mortars, we have expertise in plastering, pointing, and stonework in lime mortar.  Lime plaster maintains the breathability of your old stone walls and this moderates damp and condensation.  Why use Lime?   Breathability is the main reason why experts in conservation recommend the use of lime. The vapor permeability of lime allows the moisture within stonework to evaporate which reduces dampness and condensation. The primary issue with Portland cement and other modern plasters, when used in old buildings, is that they trap moisture making the wall and the rooms damp. What is Lime?  Lime is very different from modern plasters and cement, the correct application of Lime is critical, as Lime can easily fail if not mixed and applied correctly, we have extensive experience in using Lime to make sure your project is a success. And all this experience for very reasonable rates.

Old buildings are radically different from modern structures and must be treated appropriately For example, modern structures have cavity walls, old buildings have thick single mass walls, the functionality of these walls is therefore quite different. There are many good modern materials and methodology’s, unfortunately, many are just not compatible with traditional buildings, compatibility is the key.

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Wood Floor restoration works
Wood Floor restoration works