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Lime Mortar Pointing Scotland - Mcintyre Masonry

Lime Mortar Pointing Scotland. Lime mortar pointing is an important aspect of stonework maintenance. When carried out properly it helps protect the property by reducing the moisture intake and allows the stone to breathe properly by allowing

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Services - Mcintyre Masonry

21/03/2017  Lime Mortar Pointing Scotland Lime mortar pointing is an important aspect of stonework maintenance. When carried out properly it helps protect the property by reducing the moisture intake and allows the stone to breathe properly by allowing moisture to leave the stone quicker. It... Read more . New Build More and more people are opting to use natural stone and other masonry materials

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Mcintyre Masonry Ltd Stonemasons in Scotland

Mcintyre Masonry Ltd are stonemasons based in Central Scotland proving a range of stonemason services throughout Scotland. 01506 243009 . Menu. Homepage; About us; Services; Projects; Contact Us; Previous Next. Scotland's Premier Stonemasonry Company. McIntyre Masonry is an established stonemasonry specialist. We have earned our reputation by carrying our stonemasonry services to the

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Lime Mortar Pointing Scotland Lime mortar pointing is an important aspect of stonework maintenance. When carried out properly it helps protect the property by reducing the moisture intake and allows the stone to breathe properly by allowing moisture to leave the stone quicker.

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Services Archive - Mcintyre Masonry

Lime Mortar Pointing Scotland Lime mortar pointing is an important aspect of stonework maintenance. When carried out properly it helps protect the property by reducing the moisture intake and allows the stone to breathe properly by allowing moisture to leave the stone quicker.

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Stonemasons Glasgow McIntyre Stonemasonry - Mcintyre Masonry

McIntyre Masonry performed several restoration work on the structure. Our team carried out stone indenting and carving and also repaired the structure’s granite features. We also did lime mortar pointing, window mastic, doff stone cleaning and graffiti removal. With all the work done, the structure now looks good as new.

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Lime Pointing BCM Steeplejacks – Scotland

Modern cement pointing is very different from lime mortar. It is hard and brittle, much less porous and completely waterproof. Its use on traditional masonry is damaging in several ways. Cement pointing is harder than soft brick or stone and is too rigid to accommodate settlement or movement in the wall. When movement occurs the edges of the stone or brick are forced against the hard mortar ...

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Lime Mortar Works - Heritage Masonry (Scotland) Ltd

Lime mortar mixes, whether for building, re-pointing, harling, rendering or plastering, are essentially made from the same material. Build lime is produced by burning a naturally occurring form of calcium carbonate (such as limestone, chalk or sea shells) to form quicklime by driving off carbon dioxide. This is done using a kiln and the process was once commonplace across Scotland.

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Edinburgh Lime Mortar Repointing - Heritage Masonry ...

Lime mortar pointing is also important to how a building looks, and poor repointing of walls can have a serious and harmful effect on a build’s appearance. Historic buildings do not have a ‘shelf life’. If there are no inherent faults and they are regularly maintained and repaired using appropriate materials, they can be preserved indefinitely. The appropriate use of traditional lime ...

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Lime Building Materials Scotland's Building ...

Lime has been used widely in the construction and finishing of Scotland’s traditional buildings. Cement mortars have become more widespread than lime mortars only since the 1900s. Building limes usually take the form of a mortar, used for pointing or bedding masonry, finishing internal or external walls, or on roofwork with pantiles.

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Home Scottish Lime Centre Trust

The Scottish Lime Centre Trust (SLCT) was established in 1994 in response to growing concern over the shortage of skills and understanding in the field of traditional building technology. Find out more. Mortar and Stone Analysis. We are specialists in the analysis of historic and modern mortars for aiding specification, archaeology and understanding failures.. Find out more about mortar ...

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Lime Pointing How to Re-Point with Lime Mortar Guide ...

Lime mortars for lime pointing are generally softer and more porous compared to mixes using cement therefore allowing moisture to evaporate from the joints more freely. This can help to lower moisture levels in the wall and reduce the build up of soluble salts in the stone face, therefore reducing potential damage or ‘spalling’ of the masonry.

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Stonemasons Lime Mortars Lime Mortar Pointing Guide 2021 ...

Lime Mortar Pointing, Lime mortar repointing. Lime Mortars Guide 2021. Are you looking for a Historic Stonemasonry consultant, technical construction specialist in traditional Lime mortars? You own a pre 1919 building constructed of stone, are looking to renovate stonework on a building of this era or looking to build a new stone building? Lime mortar is the best construction mortar for use ...

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Generic specifications for lime mortar

Scottish Lime Centre Trust September 2020. Page 3 of 8 Re-pointing ashlar (tightly jointed) stone or brickwork Tightly jointed masonry should not be re-pointed unless there is evidence of water penetration or clearly open joints. It can be very difficult to re-point tightly jointed masonry because of the sheer physical limitations of the size of the joints. Because of this, operatives are ...

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Stonemasons in Blackburn, Mcintyre Masonry Ltd Reviews ...

About Us Mcintyre Masonry are a family run stonemasonry company based in Blackburn, West Lothian. We work with domestic and commercial clients throughout Central Scotland. Our main range of services include; chimney repairs, structural alterations, listed buildings restoration, natural stone new builds, lime mortar pointing and many more. Stonemason scotland, stonemasons scotland, stonemason ...

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Lime Pointing BCM Steeplejacks – Scotland

Modern cement pointing is very different from lime mortar. It is hard and brittle, much less porous and completely waterproof. Its use on traditional masonry is damaging in several ways. Cement pointing is harder than soft brick or stone and is too rigid to accommodate settlement or movement in the wall. When movement occurs the edges of the stone or brick are forced against the hard mortar ...

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Lime Mortar Pointing Conservation Lime Mortar Repointing ...

Our professional team have undertaken all of the correct training at the Scottish Lime Centre Trust and are working towards a Level 3 SQA in Conservation Masonry which also covers lime mortar conservation. For more information on lime mortar pointing feel free to get in touch with Gillards Building Services today, we can always be on hand to answer any queries or questions that you may

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Lime Building Materials Scotland's Building ...

Lime has been used widely in the construction and finishing of Scotland’s traditional buildings. Cement mortars have become more widespread than lime mortars only since the 1900s. Building limes usually take the form of a mortar, used for pointing or bedding masonry, finishing internal or external walls, or on roofwork with pantiles.

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Lime Pointing Edinburgh Edinburgh Masonry Stonemasons

Lime pointing, or lime re-pointing, is the process of removing the existing decayed mortar from between the joints and beds of the individual stone pieces. We replace the eroded mortar with new lime based mortar. As part of our lime pointing Edinburgh services, the old mortar is raked back (removed) to a depth of around 25mm on average.

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Pointing with Lime Mortar - Lime Restoration

Pointing with Lime Mortar Craig Frew. Traditional mass-masonry wall construction (which includes most walls built before 1919) works on the basis that moisture entering a wall is able to escape as water and water vapour as easily as possible. Lime mortars can readily handle the transmission of water and water vapour between the inside and outside of a masonry wall, owing to the complex ...

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Lime Pointing Services - Scottish Borders Stonemasons

Scottish Borders Stonemasons are experts at lime re-pointing of stone or brick. We only ever use lime for pointing, never cheap brittle cement. The advantages of lime when pointing are many. Here are some: Cement traps moisture behind it after the host masonry has been made wet with rain or condensation. When this moisture freezes it expands and pushes the cement pointing out causing

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Lime Pointing How to Re-Point with Lime Mortar Guide ...

Lime mortars for lime pointing are generally softer and more porous compared to mixes using cement therefore allowing moisture to evaporate from the joints more freely. This can help to lower moisture levels in the wall and reduce the build up of soluble salts in the stone face, therefore reducing potential damage or ‘spalling’ of the masonry.

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Repointing - Home spab.uk

The lime mortar used widely for pointing on older (pre-c1919) buildings is more permeable than the brick or stone, concentrating frost and salt action in the joints. Unlike hard cementitious pointing, this protects the masonry units because the mortar erodes preferentially (ie is sacrificial). Irregular weathering means only localised repointing is usually required. Repointing is not justified ...

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(PDF) Lime Mortars in Traditional Buildings: Short Guide 6

Flush lime pointing on a wall in southern Scotland dating from approximately 1790. ... ‘breathable’) materials including lime mortar, natural stone, brick and timber, due to its . high ...

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