he past becomes the future as the resurgence of traditional building practices and materials. McErlean Plastering was tasked with this specialised lime restoration of the listed National Trust property - Lissan House in Cookstown, Northern Ireland.
This listed building has been the subject of a long, detailed and exacting restoration to bring it back to its former glory. McErlean Plastering was contracted by the developer in charge to restore and replace over 1000m2 of lime plastering to this grand country property, steeped in Northern Irish history. One of the biggest challenges the team faced on the restoration of Lissan house was the sheer depth of lime plaster to be applied to building in order to level up extremely old and uneven stonework. This had to be carried out in 6 coats of lime plaster allowing extra time for proper curing between coats.