This small stone build cottage in Bolton Lancashire had a cement based render applied to the rear wall. A previous Builders in Bolton had tried to apply a Lime Render, this lime render had failed due to the incorrect batching of lime & using the wrong lime.
We removed the existing Lime Render from the rear wall using small air powered tools. There was some additional work filling voids & re-bedded stones.
Our team then applies the first dubbing out coat of lime render the stone wall. This lime render is made with a Hydraulic lime and a locally sourced sand.
The stone cottage did have a lot of internal Damp & Rising Damp. The Damp in old buildings is normally found by mould growth. Lime Rendering the external wall with a Lime Render will prevent the internal walls from having Damp. The Lime Render allows the wall to breathe.
Once the second coat or float coat of lime render has been applied, our builders then float up the lime render in a 2 stage process. This insures the lime render is even and level.