Olympic Construction has the right people to deal with traditional buildings. Buildings constructed before 1919. Modern materials and techniques were used widely in the construction industry from around this time onwards.
Olympic Construction can help you understand your traditional building and its needs, such as Lime mortar. Instead of cement for pointing stone, masonry or brickwork is a wise choice. Lime is a softer material which allows moisture to move through the joints. This moisture movement or ‘breathability’ reduces moisture in the building fabric.
Lime plaster is an internal wall finish that has been used for thousands of years and is still in use today thanks to its many benefits; Olympic Construction understands its use and can help renovate or rectify problems caused over time.
Listed Buildings Notice
If a property is placed on the listed building register, the building is of particular interest. This warrants that every effort is made to preserve it. Listed buildings can be as diverse as churches, houses, bridges and gates.
Heritage or period properties are typically constructed of solid wall construction, with a line mortar. These types of properties, where they are located in exposed locations, Moorlands etc, can be affected by penetrating dampness, which results in the wall structure becoming damp, which can lead to water ingress and condensation.
Olympic Construction has been protecting heritage and period properties from the natural elements for over 25 years. We understand these properties Using modern and traditional techniques to ensure sympathetic yet reliable repairs.