Aldonie House
Aldonie House

Repointing of full house and Lime rendered walls

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Lime pointing Historic Scotland
Lime pointing Historic Scotland

Our work featuring the Historic Scotland hand book to Lime Pointing

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lime pointing Scotland
lime pointing Scotland

Repointing of rubble wall

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Lime mortar Stobhall Castle
Lime mortar Stobhall Castle

Repointing of the full building

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Lime pointing Scotland Stobhall
Lime pointing Scotland Stobhall

Repointing of the full building

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Stobhall
Stobhall

Repointing of the full building

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Stobhall
Stobhall

Repointing of rubble wall

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Peebles Bridge
Peebles Bridge

Repointing of entire bridge

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Linlithgow Palace
Linlithgow Palace

Repointing of archeway

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Drummond Estates
Drummond Estates

Pointing of squared and sneck wall

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Murdock Castle
Murdock Castle

Repointing and consolidation of standing walls

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Murdock Castle
Murdock Castle

Repointing and consolidation of standing walls

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Murdock Castle
Murdock Castle

Repointing and consolidation of standing walls

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Lime repointing Murdock Castle
Lime repointing Murdock Castle

Repointing and consolidation of standing walls

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lime mortar pointing Murdock Castle
lime mortar pointing Murdock Castle

Repointing and consolidation of standing walls

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Lime Pointing Edinburgh

Lime pointing is the traditional method that is used for filling the joints between stones on walls and buildings. Lime mortar is porous, which means it allows a stone wall to breathe. This means that any moisture or water that has entered the building is able to escape back out. Unlike cementer mortar which traps moisture, lime mortar helps stabilise the internal humidity of a building by absorbing and releasing moisture. This reduces surface condensation and mould growth. If the wall is not allowed to breathe it prevents the wall from drying out therefore corroding the stone. 

 

A lot of our Lime pointing work involves the removal of cement pointing from our client’s walls. Our skilled and experienced masons remove the failed cement pointing raking it back to the original lime building mortar. We then assess what type and mix of mortar is the most suitable for our client’s stone wall.      

Lime Pointing on Historic Buildings

Our company has used lime mortar throughout its 150 year history. We have in-depth experience in the creation and the application of quick lime to historic buildings.

For over 20 years James Innes senior has lectured at the Scottish Lime Centre teaching on all aspects of Lime mortar to college students, Historic Scotland and Scottish masonry companies.