Tag: Traditional Heritage

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Pure Morris

A new range of wallpapers, I say new but they are traditional patterns in new colour ways including the use of beading and crushed glass. This Pure Morris line is mostly neutral in tone but experiments with scale and texture from some original collections. The beautiful Morris designs get a little contemporary feel and work well in a modern home as well as a country … Read More Pure Morris

Traditional Glazing

Glass contributes a lot to the character of a building, the distortion from imperfections reflect light that modern glass does not equal. Traditionally glass was held in place by lead or a series of nails and linseed oil putty, with old glass panes usually holding air bubbles. By the late 17th century sash Windows were becoming popular throughout Britain leading to a rise in … Read More Traditional Glazing

Traditional Limewash and Linseed Oil Paint

Traditional stone built houses should be cared for slightly differently if you want them to be kept in best condition. You can read some details on our Traditional Decorating service page but to summarize the most important factor is to allow the buildings to ‘breathe’. Constructed with lime mortar and finished with lime plaster/render, Limewash is the perfect finish for your traditional home. But … Read More Traditional Limewash and Linseed Oil Paint

St Teilo’s Church and more at St Fagans Cardiff

I once had the pleasure to carry out some work at St Fagans Museum in Cardiff. Here there was a rebuilt church, taken from Pontarddulais by the Loughor Estuary. Help was needed to recreate the interior to how it was and could have been in the 16th centuary. With colourful wall paintings and decorative gilding on the rood screen and loft. Along with Marc … Read More St Teilo’s Church and more at St Fagans Cardiff

Wallpaper Strips

Something that I come across from time to time especially when working on properties that have not been maintained, is old wallpapers. Usually found in multiple layers as they have been applied on top of each other, which although isn’t good working practise it does, to some extent, preserve these decorative beauties. I love finding a splash of colour when stripping back a room … Read More Wallpaper Strips

Abbeyfield House, Llandeilo

Recently we had the opportunity to work on this listed residential building in Llandeilo. Everything needed coating from the gutters to the render. The current condition was not perfect, flaking paint, some rotten window sills and the lime render hadn’t been touched in years. We scraped, rubbed back, filled where possible and had a local joiner to repair the areas that were too badly damaged. Once … Read More Abbeyfield House, Llandeilo

Replacement of Lead Based Paint

The case for lead paint can be quite compelling, the authenticity and its appearance are a given, its ability to flex with the material applied to maintains a great level of protection, which in turn provide value for money by extending the the maintenance cycle. But its hazardous nature during preparation (dry sanding causes lots of dust) means that it was banned from general … Read More Replacement of Lead Based Paint