Lime Plastering and Rendering

Clipston Re-rendering

A Grade II Listed cottage in the village Clipston in Northamptonshire has been re-rendered with lime render. The front elevation of the building is constructed mainly of cob was rendered  with a cement based render. The proposed work was to remove the cement render, carry out any repairs to the cob prior to re-rendering with a lime based render.

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15 Church Street Leamington Spa

Repairs to the bedroom end wall

The following is a record of the repairs that were carried out to a first floor bedroom in 15 Church Street Leamington Spa during December 2020.

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The Partition Wall

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Lime Plastering and Rendering. Oldways Flore Northamptonshire

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Main Road Barton Under Needwood

This timber framed house in the village has suffered from the use of inapproriate materials alongside the historic timber frame. Heavy cement render over brick infil panels has inhibited the movement of moisture which has caused the timber to remain damp and slowly decay. The house was leaning on the end elevation from back to front which complicates the repairwork. The initial plan was to remove the rotten elements and replace them with reclaimed English oak. The brick panels would not be replaced, but woodwool boards and sheepswool insulation will fill the panels which should acheive a superior U value. Then lime render and limewash will be applied to the internal and external surfaces.

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Sibbertoft - Grade II Timber Framed Listed Building

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Limewashing at Guilsborough, Northamptonshire

This property was limewashed with three coats of Buttermilk coloured pure limewash applied onto a porous background it will enable the structure to breath.

The house has been previously lime rendered onto a cob structure so any modern paint system would have been detrimental.

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Wormleighton Manor Gatehouse​

The Gatehouse and the Tower Cottage is a Grade II* Listed Building. It was built for Sir Robert,first Lord Spencer in 1613.

It is mainly Ironstone ashlar, with moulded stone cornices, string courses and parapets. The lath and plaster ceiling under the archway was in need of repair. Although the laths were in a sound condtion the plaster ceiling was taken down due to its bad state of repair. Traditional haired coarse stuff was used together with a lime rich top coat and limewash.

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