"Old fashioned houses are the only field in which the past still has future"






We used two different kinds of mortar, lime mortar for the old fashioned stone pitching with filled joints walls, and cement mortar for the new masonry in hollow briks and concrete.

 

Then comes the phase of removal of the shattered and ruined mortar up to the wall, so as to examine the existing structure and it state of deterioration. All the caving in and imperfections detected were repaired but always with the same construction rules. It is important to mention that at that time a 40 cm caving in was detected in the south walll, that was caused by the weight of the covering, the so-called covering fluxion. The wall had to be partially removed, so as to be reconstructed, following the same construction process and in the corrected position.



We used two different kinds of mortar, lime mortar for the old fashioned stone pitching with filled joints walls, and cement mortar for the new masonry in hollow briks and concrete.

In the processe of rehabilitation we must always respect the former construction process, otherwise risking serious and unexpected pathologies.

In the work of relaying the removed roof tiles, while doing the new roof, we used the fibrecement foil, as a base for the earthen tile and subtile, against infiltrations and as part of the thermal insulation. The masonry used in the new window recessings, are masonry recovered from a demolition and used here. Always having in mind that: "Nothing is consumed, everything is transformed."













  "Casas de Portugal" Magazine - Photographer Nuno Martinho

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