David Rudge Associates

Listed Building Repairs in Staffordshire

Phone Number: 01889 504219

Lime Pointing for Listed Buildings

  • Posted by:
  • Paul Marren
  • Tags:
  • Lime Pointing, Restorations, Listed Buildings
  • Posted date:
  • 28-02-2015
Lime Pointing for Listed Buildings

Lime Pointing for Listed Buildings

The original lime mortars used in traditional buildings has a large range of variations throughout the periods so each building requires specialist research to understand the process of restoration and repairs that a listed or period building may require.

Lime mortars are a vital component in the original construction methods of a large number of historic buildings and any repair work to replace damaged or missing mortar needs to be conducted using specific materials that work in relation to the other materials and elements of the building.

The replacement mortar used in any period building restoration must not be harder or stronger than the original material used or it can effect the natural movement of the building which requires flexibility due to thermal conditions.

Lime Mortar and Listed Building Restorations

David Rudge Associates work with a range of historical, period and listed buildings throughout Staffordshire and the surrounding areas to provide specialist advice and workmanship for the restoration and maintenance of older properties.

Traditional lime mortars are sometimes described as 'self healing' as they offer a flexibility within the structure of a building that hard-setting cement does not. On most occasions, hairline cracks in lime mortar can heal itself by chemical re-sealing.

By replacing traditional mortar in period buildings with a cement mortar, these areas can fracture and fail, allowing moisture to enter the walls, accelerating decay.

Mortar Repairs in Listed Buildings

David Rudge Associates offer a comprehensive service for the repair and restoration of listed buildings, period homes and historical properties throughout Staffordshire and the UK. We will conduct an expert study into the design and material requirements of the building so that we can produce help and advice for listed building maintenance.

Call 01889 504219 or send your enquiry through our contact form for more information.