Conservation & Rendering Specialists
Rendering with a breathable hydraulic lime
Repair - Corbals using Roman cement
GLÁS Traditional Farm Buildings Scheme.
Thanks to a generous grant awarded by the Heritage Council under the GLÁS Traditional Farm Buildings Scheme, these Pigsties were preserved and returned to a useable state by Damien Condon and his team from Calx Renders, overseen by Southgate Associates. Anna Meenan of the Heritage Council and the Department Agriculture, administered the scheme.
Located to the east of Stradbally Hall, the Pigsties date from the 1860s and remained in use until the 1960s. They comprise five separate berths with cut stone capping and an inspection passage to the rear that also forms part of the garden walk. Being part of the Model Farmyard, the Pigsties demonstrate a high standard of traditional craftsmanship in their construction, but had unfortunately become derelict over the years as small-scale pig production became unsustainable.
Re Rendering a Church,
Limewash Finishes. This house in Carrick on Suir is not painted, The colour was achieved by using beach sand and natural hydraulic lime, ( dash finish)