Wild Atlantic Way Construction in Kerry and Cork Log Cabin - Custom Build Construction
We specialise in construction from foundation to handing over the keys including
Site Layout, Sewers, Groundwork, Blockwork, Foundation construction, Installation of windows and doors, Roofing, electrical, plumbing, Insulation, plastering, Painting to sewer or installation of a septic system and Final Snag List.
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.
Wild Atlantic Way Construction have extensive experience and solved many chimney problems such as smoke problems and downdraught / updraught issues,chimney cracking and other such complaints. Clients of ours have often been given many different solutions by other chimney repair services or builders, but we were the only company who could solve their problems as we have the knowledge from nearly 20 years experience in this line of business alone. Chimney relining as-well as offer the following services.
The replacement of the chimney capping.
Repair or replacement of the lead flashing that provides a seal between the chimney and the roof surface. Failure or cracking of the lead can allow water inside the property.
The fitting of smoke cowls which can enhance the draw obtained from the chimney.
The re-pointing of brick chimneys.
Restoration of old chimneys.
Removal of chimney stack and the subsequent making good of the roof.
Design and relocation of chimney breast.
Enlargement of fire opening.
Chimney Re-lining and lining
At some stage throughout the lifetime of your home, you will have to re-line or install lining in your chimney flue chamber. This is because the traditional clay liners have a maximum lifetime of between 25 to 40 years. The burning of wetter fuels such as turf or damp timber will influence this lifetime, also incidences of fire which can occur at any stage or other influences such as moisture/water intake will influence the life of the clay liners.
Chimney fires / fire hazards.
A damaged or badly constructed chimney flue chamber is a serious fire and a fire safety risk. You and your family are at risk due to noxious fumes, carbon monoxide or fire. A properly functioning flue chamber is essential for optimum burning conditions.
Chimney Construction and Re-Installation
We are a construction company and have had to rebuild chimney's or knock and re-build as a result of a chimney fire, combination of chimney fires or badly constructed housing standards prior or during building boom.
Stoves, Ranges, Fire Surrounds, Fireplaces
The correct installation of any range or stove is important. We are regularly coming across damage as a result of incorrectly installed stoves and ranges.
Chimney Maintenance and Cleaning
Frequently maintain your chimney as build up of soot and other deposits during the process of burning fuels may leave your chimney open to chimney fires leading to flue liner damage and structural damage to the entire chimney.
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.
Wild Atlantic Way Construction have been roofers for over 20 years. We specialise in re-roofing and natural slate roofing work, tiling and slating of new roofs which include natural slate, fibre cement, concrete and clay tile. We are contractors for lead work for chimneys and valleys, fitting of Velux windows and general roof maintenance. We are specially suited to re-roofing and extensions.
We supply an excellent, quality and reliable roofing service for Ireland. Ensuring your peace of mind a keen and competitive pricing.
Contact us for quotations which will be tailored to your individual budget and roofing requirements. We are happy to provide references on request and a showcase of previous roofing works and testimonials are available on pages as well as examples.
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