Spenfield House Decoration Inspires Training Day

31st October 2018

Womersleys will run their final built heritage training day for Leeds City Council, for this year, at the Art Hostel on Kirkgate on the 6th of November.

The day inspired by beautiful finishes at a baroque palazzo in Noto, Sicily and high quality arts and crafts work and faux decorative finishes at Spenfield House, Leeds, pictured here. The day will introduce attendees to the historical development of paint and we will make lime wash, distempers, water glass finishes and use traditional linseed oil based paints. There will also be an opportunity to try all these paints and have a go at Faux Marbling. The event starts at 10am and can be booked via laura.hodson@leeds.gov.uk

Faux Marbling and Traditional Paints Training

28th October 2018

Womersleys will run their final built heritage training day for Leeds City Council, for this year, at the Art Hostel on Kirkgate on the 6th of November. The day will introduce attendees to the historical development of paint and we will make lime wash, distempers, water glass finishes and use traditional linseed oil based paints. There will also be an opportunity to try all these paints and have a go at Faux Marbling. The event starts at 10am and can be booked via laura.hodson@leeds.gov.uk

Training at the Jewellery Quarter Birmingham

25th October 2018

Fantastic day with students from south and city college Birmingham learning about historical development of buildings around the Jewellery Quarter followed by arch building session The Hive. A great group of young ladies and gentlemen undertaking different levels of brick laying.

    

Lime render finish coats for innovative design

24th October 2018

Womersleys have been pleased to supply the base render Prepbond WP and the self-coloured lime finishes to coat the spaces between glulam fins on a mock up of part of Maggie's Centre, which is being constructed in Leeds

A refresher day on Hot Limes for Mono Masonry

19th October 2018

Mono Masonry described a training day provided at their yard on Friday as 'a Great day with Mark Womersley from WOMERSLEY'S LIMITED talking all things lime! A perfect refresher for our experienced workers, and a great insight into stone conservation for our younger team members'.

The colour is great and lots of very positive comments

19th October 2018

Please find below a quick photo of the work in progress at The Old Manor using Beecks paints from Womersleys. The client attached to his photo one message: "The colour is great and lots of very positive comments".

Paint Stripping Samples for Wythenshaw Hall

18th October 2018

Womersley’s have been employed to undertake sample paint stripping to the fire damaged main hall at Wythenshawe Hall. The ornate plasterwork ceiling was damaged by a fire, on the 15th March 2016. Scheidel paint strippers have proved effective at removing both charred acrylic based paints and earlier plant oil based finishes below.

Cast Roman Cement from 1840 on a building in Liverpool

18th October 2018

Cast, run in situ and flat renders made from Roman Cement can be found throughout Liverpool in the first two thirds of the nineteenth century. For all our regular customers we offer on-site support and were pleased to work through some of the issues faced by Dave Lawton from Specialist Plastering whilst he is trying to sensitively restore a number of large and grand terraced properties in Liverpool.

Fiona's Sheep formed from Womersleys Stone Repair

15th October 2018

Thanks to stone mason Fiona for sending us a picture of the sheep she has constructed using Womersleys Stone Repair Material

Traditional Stand Oil Paint on new garden gate

14th October 2018

Beeck stand oil paint used on a new garden gate made from Accoya long life modified wood. The combination of the wood and paint should give a long life in a vulnerable location. The gate has just been painted and is quite shinny but as with all linseed oil based paints will matt down quite quickly.

Ryedale Plasterers honing their skills & techniques

9th October 2018

Ryedale Plasterers honing their skills & techniques, today in a class on creating Venetian Plaster with Mark Womersley using products from the Womersleys Ltd range. The result was a surface with a marble-like and reflective finish

 

Stone and Brick Repairs

7th October 2018

After running a plastic stone repair training day on Tuesday the repairs are now dry. The day looked at the causes of brick and stone decay and the options for repairing damaged stone or brick, including hot lime mixes, prompt, roman stucco based mortars and premixed lime based stone repair products.

 

Tithe Barn now finished after Womersleys supply foamed glass insulated floor

5th October 2018

The Great Tythe Barn Bolton Abbey, now finished and in full swing as a wedding and meeting venue.

Womersleys Insulating Lime Render Plaster and Moisture Buffering

4th October 2018

The Insulating Render is designed to improve the thermal performance of solid walled masonry, whilst maintaining the high vapour permeability and low strength of an NHL2 render. Insulating Render offers a viable solution for Part L1B legislation in that it meets the requirements for improving the thermal performance of a wall, whilst maintaining a permeable fabric which absorbs and readily allows for the evaporation of moisture and will not prejudice the character of the host building or increase the risk of long term deterioration of the building fabric or fittings. A 50mm application, applied as two coats, will reduce heat loss in a solid wall by 60%.

New Wattle and Daub supplied by Womersleys

3rd October 2018

New Wattle and Daub made from local clay supplied by Womersleys to early 17th timber frame refurb in Cheshire

Ordsall Chord is coming to a successful finish

1st October 2018

The opening of the Ordsall Chord railway bridge at the beginning of November 2017 was a huge milestone in the Great North Rail Project and in early December the first train crossed the new lines between Victoria and Piccadilly stations, writes Bernadette Bone of BB Heritage Studio in the North West Place Newletter.

Womersleys have supplied a number of the sub-contractors working on this project with different types and strengths’ of lime mortars and a selection of good quality sands and aggregates, over the last few years and it is a pleasure to see the works coming to their fruition.