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What is Burnt Sand Mastic?

Burnt sand mastic is a traditional and arguably superior method of sealing the joints between wooden door and window frames and the surrounding masonry. The mastic fillet should be applied between the timber and the masonry at an angle. Any damage to the stonework should be repaired first with a mortar or masonry fillerTraditionally sand which [...]

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The Lime Demo Boards at Celtic Sustainables

Things continue to move forward in our specialist Lime products display area, the latest development being the completion of our lime plaster display boards.  In an effort to help our local customers further their understanding of the benefits and mechanics of using breathable lime plasters, we called on the skills of a local lime expert [...]

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Ceredigion Arts Trail Magazine 2018 with Coloured Earth Pigments

Our Coloured Earth Pigment looking great in the Ceredigion Artist Trail 2018 Magazine. You can pop in to our Cardigan showroom and pick up a FREE copy of the latest edition to find out what's happening in the area. You can also take a look at our range of beautiful non-toxic mineral pigments that are [...]

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CASE STUDY : Touchwood Carpentry with Guy Rave

When we heard that Guy Rave from Touchwood Carpentry had just completed two solid oak benches in Osmo for an exhibition at the Horniman Museum, East Dulwich, London, we just had to get in touch and ask him about it. He collaborated with Alex Jones, a wood carver from Winchester who did the amazing animal carvings [...]

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Why do I need to use Earthborn Silicate Primer?

Earthborn Silicate Primer is a base coat to paint on before using Earthborn Silicate Masonry Paint. It’s a good idea to use it on the surface of any wall that is very absorbent or loose and powdery to make sure the paint sticks and doesn’t either fall off or get drawn into the wall. The [...]

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5 Top Summer Gardening Tips

It’s been pretty hot and incredibly dry here in West Wales. Yes, even in Wales (where lets be frank, it’s unusual to go a whole week without rain) members of our team are starting to worry about how we will keep our gardens looking their best during the Summer months.  So, we have compiled our top [...]

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5 Reasons Why We Love La Siesta Organic Cotton Hammocks

We now sell La Siesta Organic Cotton Hammocks. Here are the reasons why! Beautiful, Traditional and Strong La Siesta Hammocks are beautifully made using traditional South American techniques. Quality workmanship, comfort and durability are synonymous with their products. All hammocks and hammock chairs are stress tested before they reach us. They are truly a place to relax. Organic The [...]

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We helped Renovate this Listed London Cemetery Lodge

The West Lodge at Paddington Cemetery has been given a new lease of life following years of neglect.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 [...]

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Rain Gardening with the Wildlife Trust

Creating a Rain Garden might be one of the hottest landscape trends around but what is all the fuss about? We volunteered with The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales at the RHS Cardiff Flower show earlier this year to find out.The term “Rain Garden” has changed over the years. Technically it has always [...]

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Bottle Up - Art from Plastic Rubbish

Plastic is a growing issue today. Let's turn that issue into something beautiful. We were approached by the Student Association at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University (SAWSA) to help them with their “Give it A Go” event.  The simple idea: for Students from across the University to construct an Art Installation made from Plastic Bottles. The [...]

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