Historic Lime Finishes

empl-1By using our relationship with heritage surveying experts, , we are able to offer sound advice with regards to compatibility and the suitability of mortars, and renders for older buildings.
We often see solid wall buildings stone and brick alike, with hard concrete renders or inappropriate pointing finishes. The use of concrete materials can reduce the walls ability to breathe, this can increase the levels of damp within the wall and cause the render to delaminate and crack, allowing the ingress of penetrating damp. Henley also carry out haired  lime plastering for internal work, (three coat lime plaster)
A long term, suitable render finish starts with the correct specification, getting this right will ensure a breathable long lasting finish.
Please get in touch with us if you would like to arrange a survey for wall render, lime plaster or lime pointing