Lime Repair is a Somerset-based company specialising in the sensitive and considered repair of historic buildings. Our services include: Lime plastering; lime rendering; lime pointing; structural repairs; chimney repairs/rebuilding; roofing; roof repairs; gutter and fascia repairs; solving damp problems; limecrete floors and traditional paints & limewashes.
Julie and her team of experts gave us friendly and timely service at Fforden.
The main objective was to replace concrete render with lime but this entailed many other significant pieces of work to improve drainage, repair lintles, extend the roof and effectively rebuild a chimney.
We were impressed by Lime Repair's foresight, consultation, reassurance, cleanliness, professionalism, creativity, enthusiasm, hard work and traditional techniques.
Removal of cement render, structural repairs, extend roof to over sail gables, installation of French drain.
Fforden, a former village bakery has remnants of a sizable bread oven.
This fascinating building was suffering structurally from failing lintels and bulging walls.
The cement render was removed very carefully to reveal the extent of the repairs required. We worked carefully with structural engineer Patrick Stow and Conservation officer Greg Venn to come up with the most suitable approach for the building.
A roughcast render which is a very traditional lime render was applied and limewashed.
Plans for 2011/12 installing more appropriate windows and a porch to match historic photographs.