As you know, here at K.E. Jones & Son Builders, we have over 50 years experience and we specialise in period properties. Sometimes we get called in to rectify mistakes made by other building firms that don’t have our wealth of experience in working on these beautiful, period properties. This new blog series will highlight some of the jobs we’ve worked on, and why it is so important to use a company with the relevant skills and experience.
One such job was a timber-framed building where incorrect materials had been used to render it. The builders used strong sand and cement to render it, instead of lime breathable material. The building is trying to move and the strong sand and cement render doesn’t allow it to flex, which leads to lots of cracking. We were called in to put right the previous work. We installed a lime hybrid floor, and plastered over clay lump with fine lime.
It’s so important to research the company that you are planning to use, in order to avoid costly mistakes. Sometimes, going for the cheapest option may turn out to be more costly in the long term, as it can mean having to pay out again to rectify mistakes. We are happy to discuss any jobs with you in advance and explain exactly what is needed to meet your requirements.