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Author: PAYE

'Tuck pointing' is a highly skilled way of finishing coloured mortar joints which match the colour of the masonry - usually bricks - with a narrow ridge of putty or fine lime mortar to give an impression that very fine joints have been made...

PAYE have a proud history of working on some of our most historic castles and structures. Take a look at our video detailing our work at Pevensey Castle for English Heritage which has featured heavily in the local news agenda, on both ITV Meridian and BBC...

Thrilled to install the Cornerstone monument in Tanner Street Park marking the final hurdle for sculptor Austin Emery and the community he led in bringing this initiative to life. PAYE's Robert Greer explains Cornerstone and our role in making it happen...

Here is a look back to 2017 and the installation of the Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial in central London, which was subsequently unveiled by the Queen. Working in close collaboration with renowned sculptor Paul Day, PAYE were appointed as Principal Designer and Principal Contractor for...

We have an exceptional history of cleaning and restoring facades, monuments, commercial buildings, historic properties, churches and monuments, and we employ different techniques depending on the task. Terminology however, can sound like jargon. Do you understand the differences between a Doff, Jos, Nebulous or a...

Ahead of the CIOB 2020 Annual Conference on Future Skills for Traditional Buildings, we wanted to highlight our commitment to apprenticeships while promoting the event of which we were Gold Sponsors. We are passionate about training new apprentices, and we invited one of our apprentices...

When undertaking repairs to historic structures, PAYE will always try and match the original construction in both building material (whether that be brick, stone, precast material) and the appropriate binder/mortar/render – this follows the widely adopted mindset of ‘like for like’ repair....

Stone cleaning is an important aspect of works in the conservation world. Cleaning doesn’t simply help to improve overall appearance, but more importantly can help remove potentially harmful atmospheric pollutants which can damage stonework irreversibly. Cleaning can also help to expose further potential damage and...

Analysis can be an incredibly useful tool when trying to identify existing materials with a mind to undertake like for like repairs or as a way to understand why substrates are behaving in a certain manner. There are a number of differing types of analysis...

A sheltercoat is by definition a surface based breathable ‘paint’ system used to protect delicate stone and mortars. Sheltercoats are generally made up from lime based mortars using a thinning medium to create a ‘paint’ like consistency. Just as traditional lime paints use an additive...