Sunday, 24 March 2013

Smaller Conservation Projects.

Stuart Furby and Lime Earth Paints have been involved in some grand projects around the country. Stuart can also provide valuable expertise when it comes to conserving and renovating more modest properties.
There are many people living in houses that are constructed using more traditional construction methods. Although they may not realise it many owners have houses that are constructed using Lath, horse hair and Lime Plaster. When it comes to repairs most local trades men will use modern gypsum based plasters and patch up, hide and cover the original construction, often covering up with plaster board and the skimming with modern plaster to finish.
Most owners will not realise the conservation an repair using original materials and methods is a viable, green and cost effective alternative. Local home owner Dave was looking to have his Stairwell redecorated with wallpaper but like so many jobs on an older house it was soon found the underlying plaster was unsound an needed major work. Rather than patch or cover with modern plaster Dave called in Stuart to advice on the best plan of action. Stuart Supplied a materials from his hand made conservation range and set to using traditional techniques to conserve and restore the original fabric of the stairwell. The walls are to be finished in a Traditional breathable Lime based paint.
The project came in under budget and Dave was very pleased to of kept the integrity and original features of property.
Small project conservation by Lime Earth Paints
Multiple Methods and Products will be used to restore this plaster.

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