Lime Repair is a Somerset-based company specialising in the sensitive and considered repair of historic buildings. Our services include: Lime plastering; lime rendering; lime pointing; structural repairs; chimney repairs/rebuilding; roofing; roof repairs; gutter and fascia repairs; solving damp problems; limecrete floors and traditional paints & limewashes.
Client: Dave & Val Bourke
Location: Frampton, Dorset
Remove cracked cement render and repair.
This building was thought to be a two storey cob cottage, all old photographs showed the building covered in this hard, cracked cement render.
After careful assessment the cement render was removed to reveal a flint, limestone and chalk ground floor with a cob first floor.
To solve damp problems and allow the base of the walls to drain freely a continuous French Drain was installed.
The decision was taken to lime render the cob to protect it and to re-pointed the chalk, flint and stone matching the old lime mortar for colour and texture as closely as possible.