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ReVamp at West Cornforth

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Restoring a listed cottage.

A project carried out by ReVamp was the "revamping" of a listed cottage situated on the edge of the green in a County Durham village.

The stone built cottage had been badly rendered many years previously and was in desperate need of refurbishment. ReVamp's task was to remove the render, make good the stonework and repoint.

Much of the existing stone was soft limestone which had to be removed and replaced.

Filling deep holes and joints with the 22 mm prototype nozzle

 

Filling deep joints: mortar before it has "taken up" and the joints struck and brushed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keep the Pnu-Point clean! Cleaning the thread after filling.

 

Finished struck and brushed joints. Notice the weathered sharp sand.

 

 

 

 

 

The finished cottage.

Revamp carry out projects in the North of England

For further information contact Mark on 01287 631873 or 07791361646.

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SW France House Renovation

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Comments from a English customer restoring a house in South West France



I have never done any building work before using your gun & working with lime mortar as a first experience probably wasn't the best choice of materials for a novice, but the end result was as good as any professional could have achieved.



Yes, it was a bit daunting, but after having a go at the pool shed wall & seeing how good it ended up looking, I knew it had to be done.

I used a product called "tradifarge" that I bought from the local builders merchant here in SW France, it's basically the same as lime mortar, you mix it 1 to 3 with builders sand, it has to be accurate, otherwise you end up with a patchwork quilt effect.

My wife did all the mixing & I ran a bucket up & down the tower scaffold on a rope....



We worked a day on and a day off as we had other things to do & it took about 2 and a half months in total - so about 40 maybe 45 days work. Like I said, I had never done anything at all like this before & I wouldn't like to have to do it again. At the top of the building I could do about 2M by 2M per day. By the time I got to stand on the ground that was more like 4M by 2M.


It never ceases to amaze me what you can do if you put your mind to it.

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I paid a local builder to re-point the end wall of the house in Autumn 2009, watched him do the job & thought "I could do that". It was definitely quicker with the gun rather than with a trowel like he used, but it would have been even quicker, with a bigger reservoir for the mortar (or perhaps smaller gaps between the stones....)

Hope I haven't bored you too much, feel free to use any of the photo's.

Best Regards

Gary

 

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Carreck Ltd

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Historic Buildings Restored and Maintained with the help of the Pnu-Point Pointing and Grouting Tool


Typical of the work carried out by Carrek Ltd is the repair and restorationn of historic buildings, the 600 year old Rufus Tower in Dorset and the 1000 year old White Tower of the Tower being two recent contracts.

 

" We used your Pnu-Pointing tool to deliver grout with great success on both projects"

Piers Deny

Carrek Ltd

 

Rufus Castle

 

Rufus Castle was probably built by William Rufus (called Rufus because of his red hair). THe structure remaining is probably the keep of a larger castle.

In 1142, Robert , Earl of Glocester, captured the castle fron King SDtephen on behalf of the Empress Maud, and a licience to rebuild was granted in 1258. The Castle was rebuilt in the 15th century and much of what bremains dates from this time.

The castle is constructed in the form of a pentagon, and the 7 ft (2 metre) thick walls are pierced by numerous loop holes for shooting arrows at attackers. As can be seen from the photo, there are numerous deep cracks in the stonework.

White Tower

The castle that eventually became known as the Tower of London was built by William the Conqueror inn !066. It began as a timber fortification enclosed by a palisade. In the next decade work began on the White Tower, the great stone keep that still dominates the castle today.

The precise date of the White Towers foundation is unknown, and it is a;lso uncertain how long building it took. It is traditionally held that construction commenced in 1078 which means that the building is over 1000 years old.

White Tower


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