Beecks Beeckosil Breathable Paint on Wild Hillside

20th February 2019

Thank you Sam, one of our customers, for the pictures of your remote house in the hills. Sam has chosen to use Beecks Beeckosil to give maximum breathability to these old rendered walls. To help reduce the amount of wind driven rain that gets trapped in the render behind.

Pushkar, Rajasthan

17th February 2019

It’s not all about the grand or refined architecture but just about the historic sense of place and faith. Pushkar in Rajasthan with the only temple in the world devoted to Brahma, who it’s said created the lake by dropping a lotus flower, is full of faith and devotion with a respect for all animals, including the cattle and pelicans. This historic place whilst scruffy in places is also magical and never more so than when viewed through the early morning mist from Savitri temple on one of the hills above the town.

Moulded and raised 17th century lime stucco patterns

14th February 2019

Jaipur Palace is decorated with moulded and raised 17th century lime stucco patterns which define four entrance gates out of one courtyard. Decorated with beautiful colours and they represent spring, summer, autumn and winter.

External and Internal Painted Decorative Lime Stucco

13th February 2019

The entrance to Amber Palace in Jaipur is decorated with moulded raised 17th century lime stucco patterns which have been decorated with great affect. Inside the lime plasters also display raised stucco work often picked out in blue, the colour associated with the Royal family.

 

Lime mortars used to create water proof step well

13th February 2019

At the base of Amber Fort in Jaipur you can find the Step Well, originally built and rendered with lime mortars, and the Laxmi Narayan Temple, both built in the 17th century. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu and is built from a green coloured sandstone. The sabha mandap, in front of the main sanctum, is formed by the 16 pillars but has now lost its roof.

Back in India

11th February 2019

Back in India at Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi. This complex with its central Humayun’s Tomb helped to inspire the Taj Mahal 60 years later.