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So fellow conservators....what’s the plan for this one? From chimney to foundation here your chance to propose a scope of work that will consider, water ingress, pollutant removal, coating choice, salt management and anything else that will preserve this little gem..... #builtheritage #adelaidearchitecture #adelaidearchitect #adelaideheritage #heritageconservation #limerender #limemortar #adelaideheritage #northadelaideheritagegroup #northadelaideheritage #stonemason #stonemasonry #stonemasons #stoneconservation #saltdamp #risingdamp #heritagetradesman #bricklayer #tuckpointer #repointing #builder #heritagebuilders #facilitiesmanagement #facilitiesmanager #facilitiesmaintenance #concreterepair #insurance #buildinginsurance #insuranceclaim #insuranceclaims


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. NEW LAYOUT (still in progress), may change again soon 😂. . Let us know what you think? . #masonry #construction #stonework #stonemasonry #restorations #stonerestoration #contractors #stonemason #business #limemortar #stonemasonsofinstagram #stratummasonry


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Another stone update! This time in bedroom 2 - the pointing is complete ready for sandblasting in just over a weeks time. I can’t wait! It’s been a frustrating couple of weeks due to tradesmen being so busy around Christmas & waiting on them but all being well the lime plaster in both bedrooms & in the kitchen will be happening in January which will make such a huge difference to the other walls which aren’t able to be left exposed. The new windows in these rooms will also be fitted before this happens too 😍 Wishing you all a lovely weekend x . . . #renovationproject #renovation #beecottage #diyproject #excitingtimes #stonecottage #renoreality #homerenovation #reno #countryside #countryhome #derbyshire #excitingproject #homemadehome #secretfireplace #fireplace #fireplacegoals #stonefireplace #oak #oakbeam #oakbeams #repointing #limemortar #countryliving #weekends


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Chimney Porn alert! (If that’s really a thing!) ➡️Swipe➡️ . Before I had the roof retiled (by the awesome Cotswold Roofing Company) I wanted to repoint the three chimney stacks. Unfortunately it soon became apparent when raking out the older cement 😡 pointing that they stacks were very unstable. . As is so often the case, the smallish job soon became a mammoth one involving rebuilding all three stacks. An aggravating factor to the instability (in additional to the detrimental cement pointing) was one chimney stack was home to an unusual occupant - Mortar Bees! . These solitary mortar bees, as their name suggests, make their home by burrowing into the lime mortar and whilst generally are harmless, there were parts of this stack that were riddled with them! Not ideal for the already compromised structural integrity of the brickwork! . With three chimney rebuilds completed, the retiling could start, and you can see the photos of progress in my other posts. 😥be sure to follow if you like detailed ‘warts and all’ posts on restoring old properties. . . . #brickwork #periodrenovation #diy #doitproperly #mortarbees #homerenovation #taketimetogetitright #myhouseidea #renovation #homerenovation #victorianrenovation #georgianrenovation #periodfeatures #myrenothismonth #limemortar #countryhome #countryhouserenovation #bricks #chimney #chimneyrepair #willitcollapse #rebuild #houserepair #homerepair #listedbuildings #howtofix


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Facade restoration Kew


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Got to practice my skills using lime plaster today 😀 If you’re restoring old buildings, you should become familiar with natural hydraulic lime mortars and plaster. Unlike Portland cement products, which can trap moisture in the walls and cause more damage than good, lime-based mortar is vapor permeable because of the way it crystallizes. It’s also much more environmentally friendly to manufacture 💚 . . . . . . #hestiaphilly #hestiaconstruction #phillyrevival #diynetwork #hgtv #limeworks #historicrestoration #construction #savinghistory #masonry #limemortar #plaster #plasterrepair #education #contractorlife #womancontractor #ladytradie #moveoverbob #historicmasonry #historicpreservation #womeninthetrades #ladycontractor #mortar #brickpointing #rowhome #philly #philadelphia


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Check out that new hole. 🕳 The exterior stucco may not be pretty aka the house is tall and yellow like Big Bird. Can’t miss the cast iron “potty” pipe that is no longer in use, now simply an eyesore that will have to be removed at some point. Slowly but surely this crumbling castle is going to be a real beauty and maybe, just maybe all the exterior vents will match one day with lovely lime-based stucco instead of this slathered on yellow Portland...#dreams #lifegoals #housegoals #beauty #hole #progress #progressreport #homesweethome #plumbing #vent #diy #homeowner #reno #restoration #homeimprovement #project #stepbystep #masonry #exterior #exteriordesign #oldhouselove #eyesore #improvement #limemortar #portlandcement #rowhouse #brick #workinprogress #archilovers #architecture


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Traditional black work curing nicely - Malvern


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Conservation is currently a big part in our practice. Protected Structures or Listed Buildings are a challenge to work on - they have their own language and details/ traditional building methods to understand. But when something that has been carefully researched and then undertaken by a skilled craftsman is completed, it’s very rewarding... here is a picture of mortar repair to a beautiful house, careful research and inspection determined that traditional Irish wigging pointing was the appropriate joint. And it looks fantastic!! . . . . #conservation #heritage #craft #historichomes #historicpreservation #architecture #listedbuilding #irishwigging #limemortar #irisharchitects #irisharchitecture #architectureconservation


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The young lads did most of the elevation Callum, john and Ben. Looking forward to when it is all finished up. #flintknapping #flint #flintwork #limemortar #traditionalcraft #goodwood #gallettes


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. INDUSTRY NEWS . Every week at Stratum Masonry, we try to bring you some industry news. The past couple of weeks have been features about historic buildings that have, or are about to be, lost. This week, we thought we'd cheer things up with this amazing story about unearthed mosaics dating back to 2BC! . #masonry #construction #stonework #stonemasonry #restorations #stonerestoration #contractors #stonemason #business #limemortar #stonemasonsofinstagram #stratummasonry


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Missing architrave on the frieze reinstated after 60 years. Looks complete again? Does that count as #newclassicalarchitecture...Beautiful line by @gladstonerestoration #naturalbuildingmaterials #limerender #limemortar #classicalarchitecture #palladianarchitecture #roberttaylor #restoration


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🔷 Work completed today on this beautiful property in Herne Bay @georgian_house_restoration. The team removed the old copings and fitted new once weathered portland stone. With the age of the building there had been a bit of movement to the brickwork. Notice the bow and dip to the brickwork. This gave the team some fun when fitting the new stones! 👉🏼 Swipe over to see the finished project. 📧 Email for quotes and enquiries


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Three weeks into a big job in Sevenoaks on a nice Edwardian villa. #tlxgold #kentpegtiles #limemortar #leadwork


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Two words..... Once in the joint it will dry a shade lighter. No over coloured mortar here. All mortar is made from 100% lime putty and has no cement in it. All colours are mixed onsite to match the brick. Every restoration is colour matched before tuckpointing starts. No premixed mortars made by others. #tuckpointer #tuckpointing #tuckpoint #lime #limemortar #bricks #brickwork #brick #heritagearchitect #oldschool #art #artisan #artist #restoration #architect #periodhome


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The start of a #restoration project of an old #coachhouse building #limestone built #Rathgar #Dublin6 using #lime #limemortar #reuse #recycle #restore #traditional #stonemasonry #stonemason in the beautiful #autumn 🌞


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Pushing to finish the store roof so Santa has a place to land... 🤣 #selfbuilding #selfbuilder #pantiles #reclaimed #limemortar #roofing #tiles #barnrenovation #barnconversion


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Immensely satisfying extension. knapped squares and knapped quoins laid in black dyed lime mortar


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More cement based render coming off @the basement flat in Charlton south east London. Few replacements but managed to save over 95% of the original bricks. #conservation #restoration #lime #limemortar #rendering #removal #bricks #stocks #multistocks #victorian #basement #london #kent #southeast #charlton


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Thats material going on the wall now after a few days to allow the blocking out course to take up. #stonedoctor #limemortar #limepointing #stonemasonry #stonerepair #masonsmortar


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Swipe across to see the process and finished result of the colour match lime mortar repair & leaded glazing repair to the trefoil window at York Baptist Church. . . . . #limemortar #limemortarrepairs #leadedglass #leadedglasswindow #repair #conservation #historicconservation #york #yorkhistory #church #churchconservation


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Taking off some nasty cement render to let this Victorian basement flat in Charlton south London breath again! Unfortunately the cement had done too much damage to leave the bricks bare so we rendered it with lime mortar, which will still let the building breath and won’t trap the moisture like cement. Couple days left snagging and casting cills and jobs a gooden! #lime #rendering #limemortar #restoration #basement #victorian #london #southlondon


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We started our new project this week in Dunfermline. We will be down taken the pillars and winged walls and rebuilding them closer to the A-listed farmhouse. We will also be building a 60m2 rubble boundary wall to finish it off. #stonemasonry #stonemason #masonry #conservation #restoration #repair #limemortar #stonemasonsofinstagram #dunfermline #fife #scotland #rebuild #historicenvironmentscotland #sandstone #stone


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Here’s the next one 👀 New project I’ve started this week for barratt homes in Dunfermline. I’ll be down taken these pillars and winged walls and they will be rebuilt further back towards the A-listed farmhouse. Also a 60m2 rubble boundary wall will be built to finish it off 💪🏽 #stonemasonry #stonemason #stone #conservation #restoration #fife #dunfermline #limemortar


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Stonework repairs and repoint #stonework #masonrywork #building #limemortar #stastierlime #hydroliclime


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A final before and after of what has been my most enjoyable fireplace renovation to date. The old fireplace was ripped out, I hand dressed/cut and fitted my own jack arch where the bricks were, cleaned the stone and pointed with lime, fitted a tomintoul slate back on hardiebacker board and a new Caithness slate hearth with radius cut on the corners. Original Jottul stove was cleaned and used again. All Joinery work and stove fitting by Anderson Joinery and as always they have done a perfect job. Thank you also to Steven MacKillop for his help on this one too! #builder #stonemason #limemortar #featurewall #fireplace #granite #caithnessslate #tomintoulslate #bricks #arch #masonry #acrowprops #hardieboard #woodburningstove #strongboys #scottishhighlands @stihl @marshalltowncompany @estwingmfgtools @jotulstoves


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Cracking day putting the newest Heritage Cob & Lime team member to work. Our brand new digger has been used to stabilise the flank walls, clear and sort stone and dig out the footings for the gable end rebuild. Thanks to JB Building Services for support from Big Red... #takeuchi #heritagecobandlime #conservation #newtools #limemortar #stonemasonry #cob #beaut


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TRUSTPILOT REVIEW 🤩 . Another ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ review! . "This company was recommended by my next door neighbour but I could see myself how well organised and skilled these guys were so had no hesitation in getting them to point my front elevation. As expected the work was done by experienced and professional men who also came on time and respected our immediate neighbours. Scott organiser everything from start to finish and was extremely tidy after the work was completed. I have since passed his number on to many neighbours in my area while I sing his praise, and they have now telephoned him for quotes. Scott came across a real gentleman who cared enough after the work was done making sure that we were happy and we certainly were. Well done Stratum Masonry." . #masonry #construction #stonework #stonemasonry #restorations #stonerestoration #contractors #stonemason #business #limemortar #stonemasonsofinstagram #stratummasonry


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Previously rendered cottage.. Damp as a swamp in frog season, choked by the cement. Client jad removed the paint and render before then contacted me due to the mess found.. I even re-routed the main electric feed so that it can be hidden behing the downpipe.


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Lime render and lime putty tuck pointing, bringing this 1930’s end of terrace back to life. Beckenham kent. #lime #restoration #limemortar #limepointing #tuckpointing #rendering #limerender #pointing #london #kent #southlondon #beckenham @tailored_scaffolding


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Some before, during, and finished photos of another phase of an on going project we are involved in, at the beautiful and historically significant, Forenaughts House, Johnstown, Kildare. The current Georgian house was the seat of the Wolfe family (one was a godfather of Wolfe tone) and dates from approx 1715, with additions and stable blocks being added and changed in time. The first picture shows us restoring the gables of the utility sheds prior to roofing. These were historically hidden from the house view by a curved “screen wall” some 40+ m2 of stone standing 10m high, which unfortunately had been demolished, ruining the balance of the house. Our job was to try and re create the wall, working from a handful of photos. We sourced local schist, included a salvaged brick camber arched door surround (we included a relieving arch above for weight dispersion) and a false “blocked” semi circular brick arch and surround, capped with the original Granite capping. All built with NHL3.5, and left with a rough struck finish at the clients request. Great project, great client and a great team. #irishstonemason #irishheritage #arthurguinnessway #irishcrafts #claretourism #stonemasonry #limemortar #irishgeorgiansociety #irishgeorgianhouse #kildareheritage #spabireland


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Never used lime mortar before, let alone around flints 💥👍💪 #newskills #limepointing #limemortar #traditionalskills #sufferingnow


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A week of fun renovation. A big thank you to @paul_bowden_ at PB Electrical for getting our lights up well into the evening. Floor turned up damaged but our supplier has been nothing but efficient and new ones arriving this week. After finding the plaster on the stairs had gone due to 30yr old bitumen turning to salt @quantockbuilders have been busy removing the plaster and making an unexpected bonus feature for the stairs! A nice touch is using the same waney boards from the porch for our window boards too! The porch and damp walls outside are making good progress too. A lot of lime is being mixed this week! #renovation #waneyedge #highfieldbarnrenovation #limemortar #stone #barn


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Lime mortar repair that I was called into fix But unfortunately this was unfixable so we are cutting it all off. #stonedoctor #limemortar #stonerepair #masonsmortar


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2020 brings another exciting project for ASBC... Stokesay Castle. We will be undertaking masonry repairs and timber restoration works to this ancient site for English Heritage. #asbc #alanstaleybuildingcontractors #englishheritage #specialist #restorat #structuralrepair #masonry #limemortar #lime #timber #craftsmen #castle #stonework #stonemasonry #historic #ukcastles #moat #roof #beams #ancient #heritage


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Over the last few months I’ve finally got around to addressing issues with our northern garden wall, About 50 Meters or so of it has effectively collapsed. In the image above you can see that the old lime mortar has lost its grip, ground movements and time causing it to fall out. #BuildingBetterBusiness #Business #limemortar #stone #walls http://williambuist.com/2019/11/reflections-november-2019-building-more-than-a-business/


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Last conservation project of this year, very happy to have been a part of it. This is a section of medieval town wall in Wexford, before and after. Very nice surviving details in this section of wall. The stonemasons did a lovely job #wexford #medievalireland #townwalls #buildingconservation #conservationofruins #medievalwexford #limemortar #buildingconservationireland


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MEET THE TEAM . Over the next few weeks, we will be introducing you to our team. Before that though, we would like to know any questions you have for them! Please let us know in the comments. . #masonry #construction #stonework #stonemasonry #restoration #stonerestoration #contractors #stonemason #business #limemortar #stonemasonsofinstagram #stratummasonry


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Do you have damp/rotten window cills? . So some wally when they replaced these windows decided to remake them without a cill. To compound the issue they fitted them without any kind of mortar chamfer for the rain to run off at the bottom. All that meant was that rain seeped in, and even pooled at the timber/stone cill joint. This is why the stone sill was breaking down, the window board inside the room was rotten, the bottom of the window frame had started to decay and the walls around the window reveal inside were always damp and prone to mould. . Removing and remaking the entire window frame would prove too costly so I needed to divert the rain over the top of the stone sill so that it ran off and away as it should. The only practical way was to effectively create a new window frame cill and fix it to the frame. . Timber cut to size (at an angle to aid run off), a drip line routered underneath and painted. Next sit it on top of a good bed of lime mortar and use a good quality mastic sealant to ‘glue’ it to the frame. Screwed from the inside with hundreds (!) of screws to ensure a tight close fit and decorate to protect. . A fiddly job up a ladder but well worth it compared to either remaking the window frame or constantly having damp inside. Only 3 more to do now!! . #drynow #bespokecarpentry #diy #preservinghouses #periodrenovation #myrenothismonth #doitproperly #cotswoldliving #periodhome #homerenovation #originalfeatures #bespokerepair #taketimetogetitright #victorianrenovation #georgianrenovation #restoration #limemortar #myhouseidea #carpentry #getitrightfirsttime #sympathetic_restoration


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Three new cills going in at one of the oldest buildings in Australia the first record of these Hobart workers cottages, yes there was always 3 of them!!! Was 1817 there aren't many older buildings in old Hobart town. This old house has suffered from all sorts over the years subsidence poor workmanship, render, being painted, but now it's in the hands of someone who loves the house in Mark Schmidt a building surveyor with a passion for old buildings. #dotherightthing #stone #stonemason #stonemasons #stonemasonry #workedbyhand #limemortar #limewash #colebrook #sandstone #heritage #hotmixlimewash #hotmix #hobart #tasmania #lastanotherlifetime


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🔷 Our recently finished project in Beckenham. The previous steps had been replaced with concrete infills. The team removed the old concrete and fitted beautiful new yorkstone steps. Swipe over to see the finished project. 📧 For quotes and enquiries


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Taking full advantage of the warmer weather to finish the top coat of render on the store. Needs to be wooden floated tomorrow and then tucked up over the weekend to be protected against the frost that is forecast. And a wee sneak preview of the detailing on the gable we are extremely please with. So worth taking the extra time! #selfbuilding #selfbuild #limerender #barnreno #barnconversion #limemortar


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Lithomex and it’s unique properties allow it to be cast into a finely detailed mould. To cast Lithomex, make your mix a hair wetter than normal, then pack it tightly into the mould. Afterward, set it on a vibration table, which will remove air bubbles and allow it to set more consistently. Wait 72 hours for the mould to set before removing it from the cast. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #limemortar #stonerepair #brickrepairs #architectualrestoration #stonecast #moldmaking #contractorsofinsta #diy #contractor #stonerepair #limeandmortar #diy #repointing #plastering #plaster #plasterer #plasterboard #bricklaying #igdaily #picoftheday


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On going job just now a client had millions coated and company that did it (who shall remain nameless) didn't have a clue what they where doing . So stone doctor to the rescue. Will update when completed #stonedoctor #limemortar #limepointing #stonemasonry #stonerepair #masonsmortar


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