Got a conversion to do? Building project? Got questions? Need Answers? Offering a product or service? Visit our forum...

My Barn Conversion

Login

canadian pharmacy
About | Shop | Privacy | Forum | Gallery | Contact Us

Lime Wall Pointing

Category: Barn Conversion Journal June 13th, 2007 by mbc

Having fed my lime pointing addiction over the last few weeks, my overall approach is established:

thumbnail

To begin with the lime mortar is generally sound, if crumbly in places and needing some attention.

thumbnail

After hacking back there are some deep areas needing extensive filling and other areas that remain mainly intact.

thumbnail

Pointing is done using a 3:1 local sand to lime putty mix. The deeper areas have been filled with pinnings (small pieces of stone) and packed with lime. The joints are left roughly pointed.

thumbnail

After a number of days to go off, the lime mortar is hard enough to finish with a wire brush to give clean defined joints and an overall smooth undulating finish to the wall. Sharp joints and changes to levels are avoided to prevent shadowing and opportunities for water to pool.

If you enjoyed that post, then read these…

Logs 2
With my current preoccupation with firewood and the current bout of ice, snow and freezing temperatures making me long for warm weather a favourite quote of mine comes to mind:.

category: ‘Barn Conversion Journal

Eaves
One of my last major tasks during this phase of work on the barn is to box in the gap under the eaves.

tag: ‘lime mortar

Building shelves to fit under the stairs
My first proper foray into DIY carpentry at the barn has been constructing a shelving unit to sit under the stairs.

category: ‘Barn Conversion Journal

Posted in Barn Conversion Journal | 1 Comment » « Leave Yours
Tags: ,

One Response

  1. Phil Voice Says:

    Hi

    I found your site via tickeverybox

    I am renovating a French farm and I am jointing/crepie at the moment.

    You might be interested in the techniques I am using?

    I will be updating with more piccy’s later today as I have just pointed some of the well (rain stopped play at the moment

    Regards

    Phil

    http://www.perigordvacance.com
    http://www.landscapejuice.com

Leave a Comment

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.