What is the best material to use for windows and doors?

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Window and door fittings are important to the aspect of any property and your choice will depend on the kind of building you have and your intended price range. We prefer to use Oak as this works well in both modern and historic buildings. We make all our joinery to order and can accommodate non-standard […]

What to do when you have damp problems in your older property

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Damp problems It’s inevitable that you will find damp somewhere in an older property, usually in the ground floor walls. The good news is that by using traditional lime materials, you will completely rid the property of its damp problems. Lime allows a building to breathe, expelling moisture from the structure. Top Tips! 1) Dig […]

What are my colour options for decorating exterior and interior lime products?

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Options for internal and external decoration Nowadays you have a vast choice of colours and finishes that can be used on lime walls. Whatever you choose should be breathable in order to allow moisture to escape. It is no good lime rendering your walls then covering them in a waterproof, plastic-based paint! Externally you can […]

Why using lime products is more expensive

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It is generally more expensive, but it is worth it. People decide to use lime products on their property mainly to combat damp problems. Lime products have been traditionally used on buildings for hundreds, even thousands, of years. Before purchasing an older property you may want to consider the work you may need to have […]

Why do I have damp walls from the floor up?

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Damp walls Older properties do tend to have damp problems, usually in the ground floor walls. In more serious cases, the damp will rise and may also affect rooms higher up the house. It is common for a period property not to have damp proof courses or floor membranes.¬† They also typically have had modern […]

How to tell if your property requires lime products.

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Identifying your building If your property was originally built using lime products, then you should still be using these. Many buildings have had sand based cement products applied over the years, which has done them no favours. The majority of these buildings do not have damp courses or floor membranes and therefore now suffer from […]