Pontithel House, near Glasbury
It’s great to see the use of Beeckosil mineral paint (Colour: Talc) on this handsome early 19th-century Grade II-listed Georgian house between Brecon and Hay-on-Wye. Applied onto a bagged lime finish (by Alastair McGowan), the building was decorated by Luke Rees.
Contractors: Alistair McGowan (Stonemason); Luke Rees Painting (Interior & Exterior Decorator)
Materials Supplied: Beeck INSIL Natural Mineral Eco Paint, Natural Hydraulic Lime (Singleton Birch)
In 1894, the company founder Ludwig Beeck established his business in Breslau with the development and production of pure active silicification mineral paints based on water glass. He achieved inseparable bonding between the coating and microporous substrate with BEECK Pure Crystalline Finish, a mineral paint system suited for particularly valuable historical building materials both externally and internally. These original formulae are still used today for the conservation of our built heritage and impress with their durability.
BEECK has stood for top quality paints suited for use on historical building materials for more than 120 years. They are proven on critical substrates of listed buildings, on which synthetic resin bonded systems frequently fail.
The capillary-active coatings have ideal open porosity and are therefore extremely valuable in building physics terms. Thanks to silicification they form an inseparable mineral bond with the render/ masonry, do not tend to flake and also do not form a vapour-tight, high-tension skin. This open porosity also ensures a balanced, healthy living room climate. The high alkalinity of the coatings has a mould resistant and bactericidal effect. Free from solvents, plasticisers, biocides and preservatives they fulfil the strictest room air hygiene requirements.