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Whether you’re a seasoned professional, a homeowner looking to spruce up a space, or a DIY enthusiast eager to tackle a new project, explore our collection of articles for valuable insights, practical tips, and even creative inspiration.

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An Interview with Sean Wheatley on Decorative Plasterwork & the Heritage Sector

Master Plasterer Sean Wheatley talks about his remarkable career, a passion for the craft, and his thoughts on the future of heritage trades.

A period property with flowers.

What is a Period Property? Definition, Architecture & Examples

What defines a period property? We explore the definition, key cultural periods and architectural features that continue to capture our attention.

Lime

The A to Z of Lime: A Glossary of Lime Terminology

Whether you're a seasoned professional or just getting started, this glossary can help navigate the labyrinth of lime-related terminology.

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Historic Use of Lime in 10 Traditional Buildings & Landmarks

Discover the use of lime in ten remarkable buildings and landmarks, from the limestone blocks of Greece to the mortars of New Orleans.

Misting lime render with hessian

Tips for Working With Lime in the Summer

Working in temperatures over 20°C can make working with lime challenging. Learn our top tips for tackling challenges with summer work.

A mixed lime mortar

Lime vs. Cement Mortars & How to Tell the Difference

Lime or cement mortar? Learn the distinctions between these construction materials and a few identifying markers for each.

Man working with a mixer

Tips for Winter Working with Lime

Working with lime in the winter? Learn more about preparation, the risk of frost damage, how to protect your fresh lime mortar and more.

Black staining on a stone wall

A Guide to Cleaning Rendered Walls, Stone Masonry & Brickwork

Need to get started on that spring clean? Find out more about cleaning methods to consider, things to avoid & tips to get successful results.

An older building that has been insulated

Insulating Older Buildings

Learn the ins and outs of insulation in solid-walled buildings and things to consider for moisture management and thermal comfort.

Portreath Huers Hut painted with Beeck Mineral Paints

Why Use Beeck Mineral Paint

Explore why Beeck Mineral Paint is a top choice for solid-walled buildings requiring breathability, durability and a stunning finish.

Hot mixed mortar on a trowel.

Hot Mixed Mortars

Hot mix? Hot lime? We break down the terminology, look at the materials and consider the advantages and limitations of this mortar.

Several colours of mineral paint mixed together.

What Are Mineral Paints

Learn what distinguishes mineral paints from conventional alternatives and why they are a top choice for a breathable and durable finish.

Outside view of Cordyline Croft

Lime for Contemporary Construction

Discover the versatility of lime in contemporary construction, including how it can enhance moisture management and thermal comfort.

Cornerstone performance bags and a stone wall

About Cornerstone Mortars

Find out more about the launch of Cornerstone and what sets this diverse range of mortars, renders, and plasters apart from the rest.

Portloe Chapel painted with Beeck Mineral Paint

Breathable Paints Explained

Dive into the science behind breathable paint and discover how it can benefit historic solid-walled, and contemporary buildings.

Engine House By Sea - Exposed Location

Lime in Building

Gain insights into lime's history, classifications, numerous benefits, and versatility in building conservation and restoration projects.

Outside view of Brims House

An Introduction to Decorating Old Buildings

Are you looking to paint an older house? Find out more about what to consider, the types of paint available and how to avoid common issues.

Damaged Wall

Paint Stripping 101: How To Strip Paint

Need to remove stubborn paint? We've compiled a quick guide on techniques and tools for effective paint stripping and what to avoid.

Paint tray with roller.

The Health Impact of Common Paints

Find out more about common paint's health and environmental impacts and what to look out for when considering what to use for your project.

An outside view of lime mortar used for the Princess Pavillion

Lime Mortar for use in Today’s Restoration and New Build Projects

Find out more about lime mortars for restoration and new build projects and how they can assist in the long-term survival of buildings.

Vicat Prompt and Tempo on harbour wall

Rapid Setting ‘Prompt Natural Cement’

Find out more about Prompt Natural Cement, including where it originates, what it's made from, and its vast array of applications.

Mature lime putty in a tub

Natural Lime Putty for Restoration and New Build Projects

Learn more about lime putty, a key material in building conservation and how it can be used in the care and repair of historic buildings.

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