First and foremost we are enthusiasts of traditional building techniques, especially lime and natural stone work.
We have years of experience working with lime, including pointing, rendering and plastering. We have worked on barns, farmhouses, churches and other country and historic properties.
Working on older more traditional properties requires skills working with natural stone such as sandstone, limestone and lakeland stone. We have experience with all these having restored and renovated many lake district barns, farmhouses and historic properties.
We also have experience with modern extensions and house builds. Although we prefer to work and specialise in traditional materials, we are more than happy to build extensions and full houses using the latest modern materials.
We have completed many projects on older properties using insulated lime products such as Lime/Hemp and Diathonite Lime/Cork. The latter is normally applied using our spray render machine. Although most of our damp proofing work is carried out through the removal of cementous coverings and pointing, followed by the application of lime render/dash and pointing, we also have experience in the modern tanking techniques, on appropriate properties.
As described above we apply Diathonite insulated lime using our spray render machine. We also use this machine to apply more modern render products such as K-Rend.