We offer our personal assurance that we will carry out the best job we can. We take pride in the work of lime and believe in this age old product. It is not the easiest material to work with but we have chosen to because we believe it does the best job.
We are unable to offer any guarantee on our work as there are simply too many variables that can affect both the aesthetic and structural properties of a lime plaster or mortar. For example; if a capping stone is dislodge or damaged this can lead to a leak in the wall and will then damage any lime pointing or rendering work carried out, guttering problems also cause issues with renders.
The reality is that lots of building firms that use modern materials such as cement, k-rend, and parex etc, offer guarantees on their work, but in our experience there is always a get out clause and they very rarely rectify any work or provide any form of discount or refund.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Standard lime putty top coat finish for internal work is more textured than what most people are used to with gypsum (pink plaster) finishes. Lime renders are also more textured than that of a cement render, it actually needs to be relatively open grain in order to be breathable (a biscuit like texture is a common phrase).
The reason for both is down to the aggregate, which is much larger with lime finishing mixes than with modern equivalents. Gypsum is in fact a powder, whereas lime putty topcoat uses a fine silica sand and will therefore have some texture to it.
Here are some of the most common questions that are posed when either providing quotations or sent in as enquiries. The list is by no means inclusive, so if you do have a question of your own, please feel free to contact us.