We were pleased to have been chosen by DRS to advise on the correct treatments and products for use on the conservation of this historic building facade. Firstly, the existing unsuitable paint coats were removed using Keim STS7M paint softener and the Thermatech high pressure steam cleaner which is sympathetic the to underlying substrate. Keim mineral lime based render and fillers were used to make good and bring forward for decoration with Keim Royalan Grob and Keim Royalan mineral paint in the chosen colour. Keim Royalan has been specifically developed for use in harsh climatic conditions such as the Isle of Man. The system is highly breathable, and water repellant, perfect for both historic and contemporary applications alike. Keim mineral paints are “long life” coatings lasting for decades before any further decorative treatments are required.
Photos from Crompton’s Architectural
This front facade was in quite a desperate state with poor paintwork and a number of render and lintel defects requiring work.
Working with Keim Lightfast representative David Norman we came up with a repair specification to remove the existing built up layers of paint down to the bare masonry using specialist equipment, repaired the render and sympathetically restored the front of the building.
Photos of Work in Progress
Crompton’s Architectural Design were specifiers for the external refurbishment of the Grosvenor building on the Promenade in Douglas.
Works were carried out by DRS Ltd- Roofing and Building Maintenance Contractors for the Management Company.
This work has effectively halted the decline of this historic building and means that it is preserved for years to come.