Nelson’s Column was built to commemorate the death of Admiral Nelson at the battle of Trafalgar against the fleet assembled by Napoleon. Erected between 1840 and 1843 with Granite from Dartmoor, the column was refurbished in 2006, using Saint Astier® Natural Hydraulic Limes for repointing and stone restoration.
Le Louvre is one of the most visited museums in the World. Le Louvre began as a fortress in the XII century but its French Renaissance architecture dates mainly from the XVI century and was transformed into a public museum during the French Revolution. French Kings and Emperors, as well as Presidents have left their mark on this palace. The highest quality materials, such as Saint Astier® Natural Hydraulic Limes, are finding their natural place in the restoration, construction and maintenance of this architectural marvel.
NHL 3.5 was used for repointing the brickwork on Fire Station #44 in San Francisco, California.
Repointing Work and photos by Thameside Masonry
This apartment building features traditional three-coat Saint Astier® Natural Hydraulic Lime plaster.
This private residence in Toronto, Canada, features a standard 3 coat process of lime renders.
First built in 1771, the Carmel mission is in the midst of its third renovation. In need of some serious repair due to damage from previous restorations where cement was used, NHL 2, 3.5, and 5 was used. In particular, the dome needed some special attention requiring some lime injection and use of NHL 3.5 to fill the cavities. NHL 2 was used to coat the dome to allow for some flexibility and then finished with a lime wash. NHL 5 was used in some lower areas of the mission that required some sloping.