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Team MB start demolition works!

As you know we have moved our work outside while we have no risk of frost, because lime mortar doesn’t like it. In the last post we showed some pics of the back of the building and it’s that job that we continue with… 187 more words

Listed Buildings

Moygara Castle, Co. Sligo: Radiocarbon Dating of Lime Mortars

This project was commissioned by Maura O’Gara-O’Riordan of the O’Gara Clan, with alter studies of the mortars funded by the Royal Irish Academy, including studies of dating the lime mortar (as opposed to charcoal or other material within a mortar). 1,562 more words

Conservation Project Case Study

Mostly on hold now

This is the shortest of updates.  The build is on hold and I’m trying to make sure that life is not also on hold until September.  333 more words

Crack Repairs

Brick conservation and new additions

I have learnt the hard way that not all builders know how to rebuild parts of old buildings.  It’s been an expensive and demoralising lesson.  This is what I have learnt along the way and I hope it will help anyone renovating a Victorian or Edwardian house. 1,394 more words


Facade Plans Post 3 - How NOT to Restore Historic Masonry

Then comes restoring the brick, and this job is scary. I’m going to take the paint off my brick. Many sources recommend avoiding this as it can damage the substrate, but you saw what the paint looks like on my house.  613 more words

Crooked House Renovation

Welcoming Summer

We drove through the lanes to the Llandeilo Book Fair on Saturday, in glorious early morning sunshine. Bluebells crammed the verges and every tree shone with new buds. 260 more words

My World

Taking our home back

One more day, and the builders will be gone. I can’t remember when the house and byre were last scaffold free. In two years, the byre has changed from this… 194 more words

My World