Left to right : Harbour House Pittenweem, Harling second coat in progress, Wester Church Anstruther, Cottage extension Blebo Craig.
Lime harling is a traditional finish used to protect buildings from weathering. When a building is covered in a lime coat driving rain water does not penetrate the walls as it is held in the harl and rapidly re-evaporates once precipitation ceases. Therefore a lime harl is a practical finish, it is also an attractive finish, very different to a modern cement dash coat. Our harling reflects the history of a building by following the subtle undulations of the underlying rubble walls to give softly beautiful surfaces. We have carried out many harling projects from small kitchen extensions to entire churches, in all cases attention to detail and careful treatment of door/window openings are vital. Curing of harl is also critical to the long term success of the work, we are renown for meticulous covering and curing of work. Lime harling can be successfully applied to new cement block walls, this is particularly relevant when extending or altering a new building as the traditional finish helps blend the new with the old.
Whilst many of our lime harling projects are in Fife, we are able to carry out harling work throughout Scotland.