About Lime Restoration
Edward Scutt has been working with cob and lime, internally and externally since 1999 when he purchased a badly neglected cob cottage. It had a partial roof, extensive rot, cement render and dry lining trapping moisture in the walls and destroying the original lime plaster. This made the walls susceptible to collapse.
Works carried out professionally for local clients around Wiltshire since have been: porous lime plastering, lime rendering, cob repair, Flint / brick and stone pointing (traditional lime mortar with gritstone), wall capping repairs, and stonework repair.
Edward will always be on site carrying out the works so you be can be rest assured the appropriate repairs are always undertaken. As he is not VAT registered, and doesn't have the large overheads of running a building firm, you will only be paying for his time and knowledge.
Hands on tuition can also be offered to home owners should they wish to get a better understanding of looking after old buildings themselves for smaller repairs.
The importance of using the right porous materials (rarely sand) and techniques to work with your traditional materials are discussed in the 'Why' lime section.
Case studies of lime pointing, lime plaster work and lime render work can be found within 'Inside' and 'Outside' sections above.