This barn corner was precariously built on top of a dry stone wall and, though buttressed by a dilapidated outdoor WC, was cracking.
We removed the WC and created a new self-supporting corner with helibars and coarse lime mortar and pointed with fine lime mortar.
To tie the new corner in with the rest of the barn we fully repointed the gable end and repointed the other walls where necessary.
Andrew Peer, Founder, Peer Lime Specialist
Andrew Peer is a lime craftsman. He has the hard-earned knowledge, traditional skills and ardent desire to restore listed, historic and architectural buildings.
I have a passion for working with old buildings, which I have done since the 1970s.
I have been very lucky with my working life, doing something every day that I love. At 68 I still look forward to going to work.’
I have been fortunate to carry out work for the National Trust and Gloucester Diocese. That said, I do like working for my private clients, transforming their homes with traditional materials and skills. I have many long-standing clients who appreciate my work and who are more than happy to wait until I can get to them.
Andrew Peer, Lime Specialist
I'll happily drop in and share my thoughts on what you could do to restore your property to its full glory and preserve it for future generations.
"Do it once, do it right.” That’s a quote from Andy Peer, Lime Specialist, and his work fully supports it.
Andy and his team undertook a substantial refurbishment of the stone work on our 1687 Grade II listed property. Andy’s knowledge, skill and attention to detail are nothing short of exceptional.
We held some fear, when we moved into the house, that renovation could cause some character to be lost, but with Andy’s work this is simply not the case; indeed, Andy has amplified the character of our now beautiful home.
12 months on from the work having been completed, we are still receiving compliments on an almost weekly basis from people about the quality of Andy’s work. A sincere thank you to Andy and team.
Mark H., Cranham, Gloucestershire
As a guardian of a one-time Cotswold farmhouse dating back to the 1740s, I was concerned when Andy got me to really look at the stonework and see how it had eroded wherever cement had been used to replace the original lime mortar. In some places, a cement latticework had been left protruding where the stone had receded.
The solution was to repoint the walls with lime mortar and, where the stone was eroded, either turn the stone back to front or replace it. By the time he’d completed the first of the elevations, I knew that I’d happed upon a master craftsman and that I was beginning to truly fulfill my duty as guardian.
Gray E., Little Rissington, Gloucestershire