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Cardiff Castle - Glamorgan, South Wales
Cardiff Castle is one of Wales' leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance. During 2000 years of history, the Castle has been a Roman Garrison, a Norman stronghold and in Victorian times was transformed into a gothic fairytale fantasy.

Products used: EcoMortar, NHL 3.5 - Restoration of external walls and clock tower.
Government supervisor: John Edwards. Contractor: P. Turton Ltd.
CADW (the equivalent of English Heritage) was involved in this project.

More:     Cardiff Castle


Hampton Court Palace - Southwest London
Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in south west London; it has not been lived in by the British royal family since the 18th century. It was originally built for Cardinal Wolsey, a favorite of King Henry VIII, circa 1514; in 1529, as Wolsey fell from favor, the palace was passed to the King, who enlarged it.

Various work over many years with Architect like Field & Mowson, PMT and contractors like PAYE Stonework. Lime concrete on access bridge + NHL 2 work on repointing mortars.

More:     Historic Royal Places           British History


Knebworth House - Hertfordshire, UK
Knebworth House has been the country seat of the Lytton family since 1490. Originally a red-brick Tudor manor house, it was transformed in 1843 into the current gothic inspired building with turrets, griffins and gargoyles which remain to this day.

Products used: NHL 3.5 - Main contractor CBR - External render, mouldings and cornices work

More:        Knebworth House Website


Stowe House - Buckingham England
One of the most known "great" schools in England. Stowe House was begun by Sir Richard Temple in 1676, his family having risen from sheep farmers under Elizabeth I. Over the next century, Viscount Cobham and then Earl Temple (Cobham’s Grenville nephew) rebuilt it into the great classical show house and landscape which still amazes visitors today.

Over 4000 m2 of render in 3 coats using NHL 3.5 and NHL 2. Some work during winter mounths (covered and heated scaffolds)
Architect Purcell, Miller & Tritton - Rendering contractor Albarius.

More:        Stowe House Website


St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London
St. Martin-in-the-Fields is a landmark. Its fine architecture and prominent location place it at the heart of the nation. Its work has valued historic tradition, but St. Martin's has always been innovative in response to changing needs. From London's first free lending library to the first religious broadcast, St. Martin's has broken new ground in defining what it means to be a church.

Architects: Eric Parry - Main Contractor: Stonewest Ltd.
St. Astier limes were used for extensive repointing and relaying stone stabs. The project involved supplying mortars of a certain color using natural sands.

More:        St.Martin-in-the-Fields Website             Renewal Project (PDF)


Stirling Castle Great Hall - Scotland
Most historians agree that the Great Hall at Stirling Castle was the work of James IV, and built during the years 1501 to 1504. James had already built what is now called the King's Old Building on the west side of the Inner Close: the Great Hall was intended to provide a fitting venue for his state occasions.

External render. Extremely exposed area. NHL 5 and NHL 3.5 work

More:        Stirling Castle Website           Undiscovered Scotland


The Tower of London
In the early 1080s, William the Conqueror began to build a massive stone tower at the centre of his London fortress. Nothing like it had ever been seen before. Through the centuries that followed, successive monarchs added to the fortifications. It has been a fortress, palace and prison. Today the Tower of London is one of the world's major tourist attractions and a World Heritage Site, attracting over two million visitors a year from all over the world.

Various work over years with NHL 5 and NHL 3.5. At water level, NHL 5 mortars have been used.

More:       Historic Royal Places          History


Metropolitan Museum of Art - New York, United States
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, known colloquially as The Met, is an art museum located on the eastern edge of Central Park, in New York City, USA. It has a permanent collection containing more than two million works of art, divided into nineteen curatorial departments. The main building is one of the world's largest art galleries.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art was founded in 1870 by a group of American citizens. The founders included businessmen and financiers, as well as leading artists and thinkers of the day, who wanted to open a museum to bring art and art education to the American people. It opened on February 20, 1872, and was originally located at 681 Fifth Avenue. As of 2007, The Met measures almost a quarter mile long and occupies more than two million square feet.

NHL repointing and stone repair with Lithomex.

More: The Met Website

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Regional Heritage

We are proud to say that LimeWorks.us products are being used extensively across the United States to preserve historic masonry structures and to build “Green” with known health-sustaining natural building components.

As we are invited to visit a region it is our goal in 2010 and beyond to make sure that we at least demonstrate while we are in town how our stock items correspond when photographed up against original historic fabric. The goal is to encourage end-users that what they need to use on their own project locally may be as simple as working with our prepared and pre-blended products such as Ecologic™ Mortar. Our company-wide vision is to help make short work of repairs and reduce the embodied energy of materials correlating to excess CO2 emissions from manufacturing by using natural materials that are complementary to what was used successfully in past recorded history. We advocate the use of mortars that contain no Portland cement which is known to contribute to accelerated deterioration of historic masonry units.

So, please consider to invite us to your town to speak with your Historic Architectural Review Board, City planners, Local Architects, Material Suppliers, Masons and Craft workers to continue a raised awareness of the importance of conserving regional historic heritage and building new sustainable structures that mirror the long-lasting properties of vintage buildings. Schedule a workshop with us that we will run at an underfunded historic museum house, a church or non-profit group’s site with 501(c)(3) designation.

Please rest easy all building conservators. In any of the regional historic masonry pages NO bricks, stones or mortar were harmed in the making of these pages!

We only make visual observations. If ever a sample is found in which we hold the sample up to one of our existing simulation tiles, the original sample may have come from a small bit found exfoliated from the host substrate and lying on the ground.

South Carolina

...More pages to come

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