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The 1:3 ratio

http://www.buildingconservation.com/articles/mythmix/mythmix.htm This article by Gerard Lynch was published in 2007. It’s been ten years and still the ready mixed lime mortar producers haven’t fully taken it on board. The most enlightening statement for me is this: “under analysis, the majority … Continue reading

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how to plaster a wall (first coat)

start with a bare wall, loose material removed, brushed down and lightly wetted . apply plaster around the edge like a frame ; i got the left hand one flat then some horizontal ribs to project the levels to the … Continue reading

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my Japanese plastering trowels

These are the only plastering trowels I use.  Starting at 9 on the clock: a medium sized Jigane laying on trowel,  next a little really flexible polishing trowel, at the top a larger jigane, recently used for laying on the … Continue reading

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Lime for beginners training course. Cotswolds Rural Skills.

So another course has come and gone. We had fun. and sun. and got a lot of work and learning done. So what happens on a John Byrne led lime workshop? We start with an introduction to the ingredients: limestone, … Continue reading

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NEWS

John Byrne – director of JBLimeplastering has moved to Appledore, North Devon. Although JBLimeplastering is still operating in Gloucestershire it is branching into the SW peninsula creating and repairing lath and plaster walls and ceilings and other lime plastering projects – Training … Continue reading

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The colour of a house

One of the privileges I enjoy is the opportunity to make my mark on the landscape, and when a client has the boldness to choose a rich colour for their house it is a chance to make a statement. The … Continue reading

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Apparently the top search on this site is for  “correct mix ratio silver sand nhl2 lime” . I can answer that, There is no correct ratio but a good one would be between one and one and half portions of sand … Continue reading

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Smooth and crisp and even.

There is this house and the owners had done a considerable amount of the work themselves, and very good it is too. However they did need some help with the plastering. They had already got a first coat of hemplime … Continue reading

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Rendered DNA

During the spring I began the creation of a Modern modelled render – not pargetting, but neither strictly sgraffito. In actual fact not modelled at all but carved into the surface of the KRend render (a pity it wasn’t lime … Continue reading

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