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How to Re-point a Wall

The ‘pointing’ of a wall is what you see between the masonry. It’s the visible part of the mortar joints that hold everything in place. The lime mortar joints on older houses tends to be written off well before their use-by date because the pointing looks and feels a little soft and powdery. But that [...]

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Case Study: The Shepherd's Hut Company, Devon

We caught up with David from The Shepherd’s Hut Company based in Devon to find out what he’s been up too and to find out what he’s been doing with our Thermafleece Cosywool InsulationDavid was born and raised on a sheep and arable farm on the Wiltshire/Hampshire border, growing up around sheep all of his [...]

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CASE STUDY: London Air Pollution - How One School is Improving Air Quality in the Classroom

London air pollution is very much in the news nowadays; indeed air quality is an issue all over the world, especially in large cities and alongside main roads. The health effects of breathing polluted air are increasingly understood. Short-term health effects, caused when weather conditions and pollutant levels build up above normal background levels, include [...]

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Strawbale Home at Blaenffos Part 1

One of the many things we love to do is visiting the projects that our customers have been working on. This particular build a few miles away in Blaenffos (pronounced Bline-force for our non-Welsh speaking readers) is so interesting that three of us from the office managed to find suitable excuses to visit it earlier [...]

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We helped Renovate this Listed London Cemetery Lodge

When Peter Dow came to us looking for paints to renovate his semi-gothic Victorian cemetery lodge, we knew we were going to help to create something amazing. Following years of neglect, the lodge was in need of a good dose of TLC, and some sympathetic remodelling to bring its 1970s red brick extension into place [...]

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Earthborn Ecopro Silicate Masonry Paint

Earthborn Ecopro Silicate Masonry Paint is a long-lasting alternative to conventional coatings and traditional lime-based paints. It’s a highly durable mineral paint, and dries to a classic, matt finish. It is especially suited to renovation work on historic and listed buildings. The silicate-based system forms a permanent bond with mineral substrates, so it will enjoy [...]

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Spring Cleaning - Go Large

There are many ways to "go large" with Spring Cleaning in the UK. Community groups and charities across the Nation take advantage of the longer and warmer daylight hours to give streets, lanes, beaches and fields a bit of a tidy up before the outdoor season gets into full swing. Here are just a few ways [...]

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CASE STUDY : Treatex Home Office Refurbishment

How we gave a new lease of life to our old oak flooring with Treatex  Colour Tones & Hardwax Oil Ultra After almost 8 years since it’s last redecoration, our home office was in desperate need of some sprucing up when we finally got round to tackling it recently.We’d installed a solid oak floor with a [...]

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Exciting NEW Colours from Auro

Back in 2018 Auro released their much awaited colour card with beautiful colours named after flowers (It's made out of plant oils, of course!). I spent the last part of the year putting some of the colours on our showroom walls – if only I had enough space to get all the colours up! If [...]

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A handy guide to Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) and Virtually VOC Free Paint

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are organic (eg carbon-based) chemicals which evaporate into the air at low temperatures - definately at room temperature and cooler (scientifically: any organic compound having an initial boiling point less than or equal to 250°C measured at a standard pressure of 101,3 kPa). VOCs are everywhere. They can be man made chemicals [...]

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