Joints should be cleaned of dust and debris from top to bottom using brushes, compressed air or with a hose for the water that takes the dust from the joints on its way down. Power washers are very strong and can create rather than remove any dust left in the joints. This is important as dust that is left in the joints.
The wall should be dampened down the day before and a few hours before re-pointing. It is important to control the drying time by protecting the walls from the sun and wind to avoid a fast drying and a poor carbonation(chemical reactions).
It’s good practice to spray the fresh joints with water to slow down the drying process. Lime mortar should not be used if the temperature is below 5 degrees or likely to freeze in a few days.
Mortar should be manipulable but at the same time as stiff as possible, too much water will encourage cracks when drying. The lime mortar should be pushed into the back of the joints in layers, avoiding large volumes of deep filling at all times
The Finishing Touches
The mortar is ready for finishing when it still looks damp but has hardened, so that a finger pressed onto the surface barely leaves any impression.
Once the surface of the mortar is firm, the joints are brushed with a soft wire brush. If this process is undertaken before the surface has stiffened mortar will be smeared onto the face of the stonework or bricks.
Avoid creating an uneven surface to the joint. It’s best to aim for a flat, vertical face to the joint, flush with the face of the stone or brick.
Restoration and Lime Render Plastering Specialists and Traditional Stone Masonry Contractors
Wild Atlantic Way Construction is a company working with Lime Mortars for over 20 years. We have the experience of working with lime mortar. We use Natural Lime’s renders in our mortars, so whether your project is domestic or commercial, we have a package to suit your needs.
With our combined experience of lime mortars together with our extensive masonry training, we offer an unbeatable service which is transferred directly to our work. We sustain consistently high quality mortars using the best ingredients and are always applied following best guidelines. The result of this is high quality finishes.
Repairs to historic wall plasters.
We have been dealing with Conservation Projects. We are able to complete project’s safely and with the highest quality workmanship well within the allocated timeframe and within budget.
Our Services include
External Lime render with choice of finishes
Internal lime plaster with an extensive choice of finishes
Repairs to historic plasters and mouldings
Lime harling/sacrificial coat
Lime wash and pointing
Decorative plaster mouldings internal and external
Traditional stonework with lime mortar
Masonry consolidation and stabilisers
Stone repair and indentation work
Stone replacement and hand carving
Our success is based on working in an efficient and safe manner with quality work being our primary goal while working on your bespoke project.
What is SEAI and the Better Energy Home Scheme (Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland)
The Better Energy Home (BEH) scheme provides assistance to homeowners of dwellings built before 2006 who are interested in improving the energy efficiency of their home in order to reduce energy use and costs as well as greenhouse gas emissions.
Conservation can reduce polluting emissions, provide employment, and reduce Ireland’s fuel imports bill. Most of our energy currently comes from oil, coal, natural gas and peat.
These resources are not infinite, and if we continue to use them at current rates, they will run out within a few number of generations. The burning of these fuels releases pollutants into the atmosphere, contributing to smog, acid rain and climate change.
For these reasons the organization SEAI (Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland) has launched a program called Better Energy Home (BEH) scheme funded by the Irish Government under the National Development Plan 2007-2013 with programmes partly financed by the European Union.
It provides grants to homeowners who are interested in improving the energy efficiency of their home in order to reduce energy use and costs as well as greenhouse gas emissions. The scheme is open to all owners of existing houses built before 2006.
These types of measures currently eligible under this scheme are external and internal wall insulation, ceiling level roof insulation, rafter level roof insulation, high efficiency boilers and heating control upgrades.
8/06/2010 there is a need to do also a compulsory After Upgrade Works Building Energy Rating (BER) Certificate when all works are finished. For this service you can also claim €50 grant.
Grants and how much ?
Grants are fixed for each type of measured. Grant approval must be in place before any purchase of materials or commencement of measures undertaken. Grants are paid after the measures are completed and the contractor has been paid by the homeowner. In some cases where the cost of the work (vat inclusive) is less than the fixed grant amount, the actual cost will be reimbursed.
Wild Atlantic Way Construction Ltd was founded in 1996 We provide building services for residential & commercial businesses in Kerry and Cork. Our professional team of experienced tradesmen complete any project, residential or commercial, on time and with a minimum of stress and maximum satisfaction for you.
Restoration Construction Kerry and Cork Wild Atlantic Way Construction was founded in 1996 Building Restoration for residential & commercial businesses in Kerry and Cork
Commercial Restoration Services We provide a complete building service package to both commercial & industrial customers from Design to build solutions to traditional building projects.
Residential Projects / Building/ Renovating Home We offer our clients a complete design and build package to suit your needs. We managing your project from start to finish, from professional interactions on your behalf to our architectural services, planning applications submissions, all the way to the finished build project itself.
Property Restorations / Repair Over the years we’ve had been involved in the restoration of properties damaged by floods or fires. Our priority is to return your flood or fire damaged home or premises back to it’s glory days condition as quickly as possible with a minimum of disruption.
House Construction and Restoration in Prince Street Tralee County Kerry. This is an older Victorian House that was restored to it former glory. All building standards were observed in the restoration of the House in Tralee.
Work involved Construction of new Roof, timber framing, insulation, stud partition and House Construction/Apartment, as well as heat recovery systems, brickwork and Lime mortar among other bespoke services
Wild Atlantic Way Constructions are dedicated to restoring buildings in Kerry and Corkin Ireland we are Restoration Contractor.
Wild Atlantic Way Roofing Contractors
The Wild Atlantic Way is a new tourism route in Ireland we decided to become restoration experts because restoring old building to their former glory is our main aim.
For Roofing & Restoration services,Listed buildings Conservation work.
Wild Atlantic Way Construction Roofing provide a full roofing, restoration, maintenance and conservation service. We are specialists in Historic and Listed Buildings and are fully insured. We also have public and employers liability. We offer quotations for nationwide service. We have worked on various projects including:
Estates Refurbished and Restored, Refurbished and Restored Lodge
We are builders in Kerry Cork and in Ireland
Roofing Services, Natural Slate, Man-made slate, Milled lead works, Insurance work, Grant work, Copper Sheet Metal work and Restoration Services
Timber Replacement and Treatment for timber restoration, Rafter timber replacement, Restoration of wall plate
We also provide other services such as attic space, flat roofing and insulation services.