A MAGNIFICENT WASH HOUSE ON THE BANKS OF THE MARLE

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A MAGNIFICENT WASH HOUSE ON THE BANKS OF THE MARLE

This Garenne wash house dates from the early 19th century. The washerwomen worked on the ground floor and the tanners on the first.

It is now used by Vannes city council’s heritage department and is a perfect example of a successfully restored building, which is always the result of a healthy mix of skilled workmanship and high-potential materials.

 

Applications
  • The stonework was pointed using Tradical® PF 80 lime
  • The render for the half-timbering was made with Tradical® PF 80 lime
  • The limewash was made with Tradical® H 98
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THE MUSÉE MASSEY

This building had been closed for a decade. One of the local authority’s flagship projects was to turn it into a strategic cultural hotspot. The project was successfully carried out by restoring the building and converting it into an attractive museum exhibiting three specific collections: Beaux Arts, Bigorre et Quatre Vallées and Historique des Hussards.

The restoration of the façades was carried out by Midan, who restored all the finishes to their original splendour. Panels of yellow ochre render and red veneer bricks adorn the surface of the façades and the tower.

Luckily, there was enough of the original background colour and decorative brickwork left to be able to faithfully reproduce the whole decoration. A simple stencil technique was used, for example, to trace the staggered pattern for the decorative brickwork.

Some of the existing decorative work at the top of the tower was kept in its original state, with the render being ‘bonded’ to strengthen its adhesion.
A specific limewash was applied as required, for toning the preserved and/or renovated sections with each other to produce a harmonious overall look.

Applications
  • Tradical® PF 80 render
  • Harmonising limewash

 

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RESTORING A CHURCH WITH A TRADITIONAL RENDER MADE WITH TRADICAL LIME

The damaged façades of this building have recently been restored in a way that enables the renders to do their job of protecting the masonry. The work involved stripping the façades and applying a traditional lime render in three coats, in keeping with best practices.

The ashlar was cleaned using a nebulous spray method and repointed with lime.

The overall effect is harmonious and gives the building a sturdy look!

Applications
Traditional lime render

– Base coat and brown coat: Tradical® Bâtir lime + natural sand
– Finishing render: Tradical® PF 80 lime + natural 0/4 sand, trowel-scratched then brushed. The colour was obtained thanks to raw sienna and raw umber.

Ashlar

– Nebulous spray cleaning
– Repointing: Tradical® PF 80 lime + local sand

Project participants

– Enterprise Sables Chaux (In the Nièvre department)

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THE CITADEL OF PORT LOUIS – LORIENT

This building juts out into the sea and is constantly exposed to sea spray, which is an important factor to consider for renovation work. Tradical® enabled the mortars and renders to be safely restored by formulating them on site. This ensured they would resist the effects of sea salt and also guaranteed that the original textures of renders were reproduced thanks to work carried out on aggregate types.

Type of work carried out
  • Stonework was rebuilt using different types of methods
  • All repairs were made using Tradical® PF 55
  • Pointing was redone using a mix of Tradical® 70, Tradical® PF80 and three different types of sand
  • Mortars formulated with crushed brick were used for the ramparts that plunge into the sea
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