Traditional Irish Wigging to restore façade

Restoration of Georgian Façade built 1820. Traditional Irish Wigging pointing restores this historic building in Limerick’s O’Connell Street

Some of the work involved on this project

Cleaned entire front and back façade using DOFF system. Repaired damaged bricks and replaced with salvaged bricks where beyond repair.

Re- built widow revels to original traditional featheredge.

We reinstated elliptical archway leaving it gauged and perfectly back to its original state.

The parapet stones and cappings were removed and repaired before being re-bedded back to their original position.

Applied a raddle coat to front façade using a traditional Tudor recipe

Repointed entire façade in original Irish Wigging style using a hybrid lime mortar mix.

Strengthened brick archway under front entrance and re-bedded limestone steps


Repointing Using Lime Mortar

A little about the lime pointing process. Once we have cleaned the bricks and exposed the substrate we can start the restoration process. Re-pointing is the process of renewing the pointing in masonry construction. Over time, weathering and decay cause voids in the joints between bricks, allowing the undesirable entrance of water. Water entering through these voids cause significant damage.


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