Lime Protection

It not just about the right mix of Lime. It not just about the skill of the workmen. At this time of year, protection and after care are critical.

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tarpaulin protection to lime mortar around chimney

Chimney repairs protected against the frost

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We are still in October, it not the depths of winter, but the recent cold snap has seen temperature plummet below freezing overnight. It is important that fresh lime mortar is protected. The curing process takes longer, so the protection needs to be in place for longer and secured against wind.

It may also be necessary to postpone or delay some work. After a few days of cold weather, temperatures will get milder again.

With the covers pulled back during a site inspection, the craftsmanship from the team at Harper & Allan repairing these chimney copes is revealed.

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stone repairs to chimney

New Stone in Chimney Head

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.Image of chimney coping stone before repairs

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MAAC studio are accredited conservation architects and principal designers working with traditional buildings throughout Scotland. 

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