Lime and Breathable paint

We do like the Big Houses, but these compact gatelodges have oodles of history and character too, and I’m sure the gatekeepers of old would have had no end of stories and secrets. Salterbridge (lime and breathable paint), Glendine (lime mortar) and Muckross (Lime and EcoCork insulating plaster)

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Earthborn Claypaint

Not 100% sure where these two lovely Earthborn clay paint colours; ‘Seagull’ and ‘Donkey Ride’; got their names from but maybe they were dreaming of bygone trips to the front strand in Youghal. Enjoy the weekend.

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Dublin Heritage Buildings Show

Lovely to spend the weekend chatting to lots of new and old friends at Dublin Heritage Building Show in Merrion Square Park. Not least my co-host and old pal, the ever-young Peter Kelly from Conservation Technology. Also shout out to Shane and the Nolans crew next door and all the BFLI people. It was really

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Training at Pilmore

So nice to have a full house this morning at our Lime Rendering and Plastering Course. There’s a real appetite for learning out there at the moment. 3 more course on Decoration of Old Buildings, Pointing, and Insulating Old buildings before the end of the month so it’s all go in Pilmore.  

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National Gallery

Looking forward to working at the Dublin Heritage building show next week in Merrion Square. Hope to find the time to pop next door to check out our lime plaster and the masterful work by Paul Griffin Plastering (and maybe look at a painting or two).

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South Mall project

Nothing much to see here I hear you say, but Finbar and the lads at O’Brien Donnellan are doing some job on the South Mall with new Riven Laths, Hotlime backing coats,  Lime putty and Plaster of Paris finish and that’s just the flat work. Those dentils are coming along nicely too.

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Lime Render & Plaster

Mary Robinson Centre in Ballina, Co. Mayo. Great job done with Lime render and plaster. Cork board insulation, Stoneware Studios repair mortars, Earthborn Breathable paints inside and out. Cast Iron rainwater goods and you name it this has it. Well done Mayo Co Co for a great job and Brian and all at LPB.

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Insulating Plaster

Otterbein Calcea Insulating Plaster supplied by Stoneware Studios being applied by the men of Kenneth Sisk Plastering in Cork City. Easy to apply, no biodegradation, NHL with perlite (natural forming volcanic glass used for a long time for drainage and aeration) and with v good thermal performance we like this product.  Thermal conductivity 0.083 W/(m-k)

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Lime project

Bolands Mills, Dublin complete with lime supplied by Stoneware Studios. Another excellent job and a credit to Shane, Chris and all at Nolans.

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