Lime Rendering and Floors

One of the most important materials used in historic buildings is lime.  It not only has the ability to accommodate minor movement, but more importantly allows a building to breathe.  By facilitating the path of moisture, it helps prevent dampness forming on the internal surfaces of buildings.  Often lime renders and traditional floors have been repaired/replaced using modern cement mortars.  These often restrict and inhibit the breathability of a building and result in a build-up of moisture on internal surfaces. This can cause long term dampness that not only damages internal surfaces but also affects the health of the building’s occupants.

We offer a range of services that help maintain the breathability of external renders and floors, therefore keeping the internal space of a building in a stable condition.  Our services include:

  • Removal and replacement of cement renders;
  • Rendering of external surfaces using NHL and hydraulic limes;
  • Removal of concrete sub-floors;
  • Design and installation of new lime floors and screeds;
  • Repairs to wattle and daub;
  • Surveys and production of method statements for listed building consent.