Lime Repair Ltd
Specialists in the Repair of Old Buildings
Specialists in the repair of old buildings
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.
Our client base is comprised of private home owners, developers, main contractors in construction industry and building preservation bodies such as The Landmark Trust.
The founder of Lime Repair is recognised on a national level as a ‘William Morris Craft Fellow’. www.wmcft.org.uk
We have a varied portfolio including the following: Historic and Listed Buildings, Manor Houses, Cottages, Farm Houses, New Eco Builds.
Roofing & Repairs
As the ‘hats’ of our properties, roofs are the most important element to keep functioning correctly. The roof protects your property from the weather and if your roof fails, your whole property can be at risk.
Structural repairs are normally caused by the rotting of lintels or beams due to wet or very old walls.
Lime Render & Roughcast
Lime render is a surface coating applied to protect the substrate of a building, whether that is made of stone, brick, cob or straw bale.
Lime plasters are soft, flexible and breathable and they play an important role in controlling internal moisture levels, keeping historic buildings in good
Limewash is a traditional, breathable finish for lime plasters and renders, which can be used both inside and outside. It is very soft and under the microscope has a crystalline structure.
All pre-1900 buildings were built with lime and should therefore ideally be pointed with lime too. Cement pointing is very hard and because of its lack of flexibility it will crack over time when used in old properties.
Resolving Damp Issues
Solving damp in period properties requires a thorough understanding of old buildings, the wide variety of materials used in them and the way all of these work, both independently and collectively.
Lime Repair is experienced in handling the sensitive conservation and restoration of original features. Whether a repair/patch or an entirely new piece made in a traditional style.