Heritage Conservation Restoration Ltd carry out a wide range of lime pointing across all types of masonry façades. Pointing projects range from replacing decayed original work to taking out inappropriate and harmful cement mortar, ensuring that buildings and monuments benefit from the new lime pointing in breathability and permeability.
We have a vast amount of experience in working with lime mortar, enabling us to make recommendations as required. We test the original mortar to produce pointing samples using different grades of sands and work closely on a repair strategy with architects.
Heritage also offer advice to architects/surveyors on selecting the correct lime mortars to use when producing specifications. We can assist in deciding what lime to use, whether it be a hydraulic / non-hydraulic lime or lime putty, depending on the fabric of the building and its surrounding environment.
We carry out lime plastering and traditional plaster finishes that are common on historic buildings, internally or externally.
We welcome restoration projects, regardless of how big or small, to replace cracked or damaged walls/ceilings to restore the lime plaster finish. Maintaining good working relationships with suppliers of lime plaster, we ensure that we are using the highest quality products, all in accordance with architects’ recommendations and specification.
Curing time is critical when using lime plaster. Therefore, we ensure that plastered walls are closely monitored throughout the drying period to minimise the risk of defects and shrinkage cracks occurring due to plaster drying out too quickly.
Rev D Penny
St Matthew’s Church, Chadderton
Churchwarden St. James’ Church, Gorton, Manchester
BA (Hons) BArch RIBA SCA AABC PDD (Building Cons.)
Architect / Director
Steve Burke Dip Arch (Oxf’d) Conservation Architect
Clitheroe Civic Society Pinnacle Project Team Leader