Stone and Brick Repairs
After running a plastic stone repair training day on Tuesday the repairs are now dry. The day looked at the causes of brick and stone decay and the options for repairing damaged stone or brick, including hot lime mixes, prompt, roman stucco based mortars and premixed lime based stone repair products.
The first picture shows a repair using prompt natural cement mixed with Leighton Buzzard sand, Guiting stone dust and Nosterfield sand, before being stained with iron oxide based pigments in a solution of Beeck Fixative, (liquid water glass). The second a fake brick is made from quick lime and coarse sands and brick dust for the undercoats, with more brick dust and pigment in the final coat.
Womersleys advise on and stock a wide range of mortars and base ingredients for sensitive stone and brick repairs that are provide the same vapour permeability and porosity to the adjacent stone or brick ensure the remaining fabric does not decayaround the repair.
Great that the press picked up on our work with the craftsmen in Barbados, and with local people
Great that the press picked up on our work with the craftsmen in Barbados, and with local people to …
On our last day in Barbados, it was good to see the vertical sliding sashes, made from Guyana Purple Heart wood, going back into frames within the Garrison House at Bridgetown. Tutors and students from the Samuel Jackman Prescod Institute of Technology, with a little support from Mark, copied adjacent windows to begin conservation work on this building.
On our last day in Barbados, it was good to see the vertical sliding sashes, made from Guyana Purple…
Mark was very pleased to help Grantley Adams Memorial School, and a voluntary group set up to bring a former slave hospital back into use, with an evening event to demonstrate the building’s potential to create a better future for all Bajans.
Mark was very pleased to help Grantley Adams Memorial School, and a voluntary group set up to bring …