Part of a Historic Country Manor House
This Grade II listed manor house was converted in the late 1800’s, from a Georgian farmhouse into a neo-Gothic style house, which was popular in those days. A Boston ivy, growing from the adjoining south west facing part of the manor was allowed to take hold. This, although beautiful, caused damage to the previously patched and painted lime render. The ivy root was eventually removed by the owners neighbour as part of their re-rendering of the house front – leaving a trace of dead branches.
In 2018, as part of a project to repair the roof, the owner commissioned a specialist lime plasterer, Samuel Reid of Reid Plastering, to rebuild the castellations on the roof top. The remaining dead ivy was removed from the face of the building, exposing the surface damage which the owner wanted to repair and match to the new battlements above. Samuel Reid recommended KEIM for repairing and painting, so the owner contacted us for advice on the best solution.
New lime render repairs were carried out over the existing render, followed by a coat of KEIM Soldalit Fixativ over all of the lime repairs. KEIM Contact Plus was used to blend the repairs and KEIM Soldalit-ME was applied to give a uniform flat matt colour finish.
The owner commented; “the paint project has been a great success”, “our decorator kept praising the quality of KEIM Mineral Paint, saying it was a pleasure to use”, “we’re very pleased with the result”.