The OldBuilders Company

Park Cottage, The Mall, Eyrecourt, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

Henry Thompson of The OldBuilders Company is a conservation builder with over 40 years experience, from castles to cottages, cathedrals to caponniere. He worked overseas for years in America, Canada and England. He was a founding committee member of the Building Limes Forum Ireland and is on the traditional skills register of The Irish Georgian Society and on the Heritage Council Conservation Panel. He has the experience and skills for your conservation project and works in all counties in Ireland, north or south, with overseas projects also considered.

We are one of Ireland’s leading specialists in lime mortars and have expertise in plastering, pointing and stone works in lime mortar. Lime plaster maintains the breathability of your old stone walls and this moderates damp and condensation. Breathability is the main reason why experts in conservation recommend the use of lime. The vapor permeability of lime allows the moisture within stonework to evaporate which reduces dampness and condensation. The primary issue with Portland cement and other modern plasters when used in old buildings is that they trap moisture making the wall and the rooms damp.

Lime is very different from modern plasters and cements. The correct application of lime is critical, as it can easily fail if not mixed and applied correctly. We have extensive experience in using lime to make sure your project is a success. And all this experience for very reasonable rates!