Traditional Building Repairs
We are passionate about old buildings and the important role that they play within the rich heritage of our country. That’s why we offer traditional building repairs and traditional building maintenance to customers across London, including Ealing and Hampstead.
Our traditional housing stock still stands as an example to the world as to just how skilled the builders of the past were at constructing houses that not only look magnificent but could also stand the test of time.
The techniques that were originally employed in the construction of these buildings have allowed them to remain for many hundreds of years. We believe that these methods should be observed during renovation, thus extending the life of these beautiful properties for many years to come.
One craft technique that we feel is particularly important in traditional building renovation is the use of lime mortar when carrying out external repointing. Modern hard cement is often used when it comes to replacing missing mortar joints, but this material is not suitable when used within a traditional building. Breathability is compromised and because modern cement is tough and waterproof, this will most likely have a detrimental effect on the external masonry work, culminating in blown brick faces and spalling.
At Avant Garde Damp Solutions, we specialise in craft techniques such as lime pointing and cosmetic repair to all types of masonry, including traditional masonry. Looking after the external fabric of a traditional building is key to maintaining a dry internal space, so make sure that you use a company that has the appropriate knowledge of what is required for your property. Get in touch to find out more about our traditional and listed building repair.