Pro Era Construction Ltd has built a reputation in restoring listed homes and properties in the local area working with leading heritage consultants and local conservation officers. We offer an unrivalled service mixing both practical knowledge and experience with a full understanding of the theory behind all aspects of brickwork restoration.
We aim to guide you through the process by providing samples and method statements if required taking the worry and uncertainty away from what can sometimes be a daunting prospect. We have a vast portfolio of the property’s that we have lovingly restored across the local area to give you peace of mind that you are choosing the right team.
We have a genuine passion for restoration, and we take great pride in working on homes with history and character. It is such an honour to work on a property that has been part of the landscape for hundreds of years and to add to that history is worth every bit of hard work we put in.
We use only the highest quality products that have been tried, tested and recommended by experts in conservation. Our NHL comes in a variety of strengths, colours and textures meaning we can colour match your property before we start. Using the very best premixed natural hydraulic lime ensures we have consistency in colour and strength across your whole property and has the added benefit of being able to do portions of your property in stages without fear of a colour change.
What is the difference between Lime Mortar and cement and why should it be used?
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Most properties built pre 1920 are built with a lime mortar and over the years that mortar may deteriorate and parts of or all of it may have been repointed with a cement-based mortar. This can sometimes have terrible consequences leading to dampness, brick damage, cracks and brick spalling.
Putting back what you take out is so important NHL (Natural hydraulic lime) allows your property to breath, move, and let dampness dry through the outer walls rather than getting trapped and moving inside. Most properties built pre 1920 are built on a brick foundation that is fairly shallow compared to today’s standards, having natural lime mortar that is not rock hard but slightly flexible helps the buildings small movements through the seasons. Most of these properties will also have solid walls (without a cavity) and a slate DPC when the walls get wet the moisture draws out of the joint and not the brick. If the joint is pointed in a hard cement mortar this cannot happen and the moisture is held in the brick which in cold weather can freeze and pop or draw inside to the warm and cause damp issues.
Having seen all of this first hand it is our mission to point customers in the right direction and help remedy any problems they may have.
Where do we Work?
We are based on the Surrey/Berkshire/Hants borders and offer our bricklaying service throughout both counties, including Aldershot, Farnborough, Farnham, Fleet, Guildford, Camberley, Woking, Crowthorne, Wokingham and Bracknell. The map below shows our primary area of operation however if you’re interested in using ProEra outside this area, please get in touch as we may still be able to help.