Lime mortar and protection

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Hi, I live in a Grade 2 listed cottage which has previously been painted with masonry paint and the lime mortar needs replacing as it’s soaking on most brick panels (see attached pictures). Also, a previous builder (prior to me buying) has used expanding foam and silicon sealer to seal between bricks and timber which needs to be removed. As I will be doing the work myself, can I please ask what months of the year is best to do this so the mortar sets properly and what precautions / protection should I use – I have heard of draping hessian. Location is Herefordshire.

Cornish Lime Changed status to publish December 8, 2020

Thank you for getting in touch.  Generally Spring and Summer are the best in terms of conditions.  Please have a look through our guide:
If you wanted to get in touch we can offer further guidance by email or over the phone – 01208 79779


Justine Changed status to publish November 17, 2020
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