24 May, 2023
USL recently carried out conservation and stone repair works to St John Great Amwell near Ware. The medieval church was in need of urgent stone repairs to all elevations of the tower. The stonework which comprised of Clunch and flint elements required urgent conservation intervention to reduce further decay and weathering. The project included conservation works with stone cleaning, stone masonry and mortar repairs, new stone replacements, repointing and Nanolime treatment.
Use of Nanolime
USL employed the use of Nanolime in the treatment of historic stonework against decay and increased weathering.
CaLoSiL® is a ready to use stone consolidator, which contains calcium hydroxide nano-par-ticles stably dispersed in different alcohols. Used for structural conservation and consolidation of stone. Consolidation of decaying stone is required in order to increase its durability and prevent or reduce further decay from weathering, moisture or pollution.
To find out more about this conservation method, feel free to contact our head office on: USLenquiries@universalstone.co.uk
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