Using lime mortar for repair
Treating the buildings with honesty and respect
The farm house and the surrounding buildings - including the beast house and threshing barn - tell a story of the evolution of habitation and farming practice. Our project to conserve and repair the site needed to take into account the range of both historic and future uses, and ensure that we treat the buildings with honesty and respect.
Preserving the surface texture of the site is critical to this process. The repair of the fabric of the buildings - the stone, mortar and any external renders - is done with appropiate lime mortars and materials. Nigel Tarvis from Ty-Mawr shows us how close analysis of the original building materials can help to define how repair work is approached.