Lime mortar services-Bristol

My name is James and I have many years of experience working on historic building conservation in the South West of England, particularly Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath and North Somerset.  I love what i do and i have long had a passion for preserving and restoring historic buildings in the way that they are supposed to be restored! Using only traditional materials and techniques.

I grew up in Bath, where i gained experience working on iconic sites such as National Trust: Tyntesfield, Dyrham Park, Killerton (Exeter) and other sites: Royal Cresent Hotel in Bath, Lacock and Ashton Court Gatehouse in Bristol. We carried out various restorations and renovations to these sites using historical methods and techniques.

One particular claim to fame is that I was involved in working on the 18th Century, grade 2 listed Cantax house in Lacock. This house is featured on the 6th movie of the Harry Potter series, The Half Blood Prince. We worked on many of the houses in this vicinity following flood damage to the interior of the properties.

Following my move to Bristol I began working for a Lime specialist covering predominantly South Gloucestershire. Here I learnt in-depth knowledge of Lime mortars, such as identifying and matching the original mortars composition and performance, selecting the correct lime and aggregates suitable for the substrate and the appropriate methods of application. 

Our work here included Lime haired plastering & rendering, Lime pointing, stone walling and limecrete flooring. We worked at the Winterbourne Medieval barn and other historic residential properties in and around South Gloucestershire and Bristol. During my time working for this company I was involved in training architectural students in the history and application of lime alongside other specialists.

We are experienced in the specialist production and use of hot lime mortar mixes which have been shown to give superior permeability and flexibility when compared with other lime mortar mixes. We mix our own lime mortars on site and predominantly use air lime/quick lime mortars with additions such as pozzolans in order to replicate a traditional mix as much as possible. This method of producing lime mortar has stood the test of time and can be traced back to use during the times of the Roman Empire and the Ancient Egyptians. 

I am always happy to discuss any potential projects you may have and offer advise where possible. I am fully insured and can provide references from previous customers on request. I also have experience providing written method statements for listed building consent if required. We cover Bristol and South Gloucestershire predominantly, but would be willing to travel further afield if the need arose.

We are corporate members of The Building Limes Forum (An organization that; "encourages expertise and understanding in the appropriate use of building limes and education in the standards of production, preparation, application and after care") Building Limes Forum, 2023.