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Traditional Lime
Works & Pointing

It doesn’t get more Irish than O’Flaherty Stone. We are 8 Gen stonemasons and our family worked on many of the most famous buildings in Ireland. Continuing our Irish tradition, we offer Traditional Lime Works & Pointing. 

What is Traditional Lime Works & Pointing?

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Traditional lime pointing is the technique which is used to fill in the joints on stone buildings and walls. With this method, the stone wall can breathe as the lime mortar is porous. This is a huge advantage to lime pointing – compared to cementer mortar that traps moisture. Lime pointing helps elevate the condensation and mould growth on the surface of the stone and reduces the stone corrosion. Hence, lime pointing aids the structural integrity of the building and wall. Investing in Traditional Lime Works and Pointing is an environmentally friendly and cost-effective long-term solution for stone buildings.

Lime is an ancient technique employed in the construction of nearly all old buildings throughout Europe and the world. This versatile natural material is fundamental for conservation and repair work. We don’t use imported lime, we buy our crushed limestone from Clogrennane, Co.Carlow. Firstly when we inspect and old building we search first for what we don’t need to do i.e. does this builder need re-pointing, we believe in conservation rather than just restoration of buildings.


Traditional Lime Works & Pointing

Price dependent on job

Each project is unique, which ensures that your sculpture is perfect for your needs. We guarantee that your stonework project is built using locally sourced Irish granite and is carved by expert stonemasons and cutters. We design, create and install bespoke sculptures and stone work. Get in touch today to discuss your project. Our team truly loves our craft, and we approach each service with enthusiasm. By choosing O’Flaherty Stone you are supporting local businesses, Irish trade while continuing Irish traditions. 

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Is Traditional Lime Works & Pointing Right For Your Property?

We find A big issue now is building that were re-pointed in thee last 20-50 years with cement/concrete lead to massive damp issues in homes both traditional and modern. The advantage of lime is it allows the building to breathe naturally, no causing moisture trapping within the walls.  Whereas Pointing on a traditional built building such a stone cottage is really maintenance. A traditionally built building using lime can potentially last 100s of years, though the lime does become perishable over that time, so the initial inch or 2 that you see on the outside that takes a beating from the elements and this will be what needs to be maintained and repaired.

What Our Clients Say About Us

Mark Fitzpatrick
Mark Fitzpatrick
Met Killian and the team on a few jobs, highly recommended. Great workmanship
Krzysztof Wlodarski
Krzysztof Wlodarski
Thanks Killian and the team for excellent work. Very high standards, great results👍
Taryn Casey
Taryn Casey
Excellent service and quality of work. 200 yr old steps look good as new. Highly recommend!
frances McNicholas
frances McNicholas
Am very happy with the repointing job that Terence just completed on the brickwork at the front of my house. From the outset , I found O Flaherty Stone very easy to deal with. They were prompt, efficient and professional and I would have no hesitation engaging them again or recommending them to others.
Tara Galbraith
Tara Galbraith
Had a great experience Killian was extremely helpful and friendly and made from scratch a headstone which exceeded our expectations. Would definitely recommend.
Gibson Builders Ltd.
Gibson Builders Ltd.
Killian carried out a stone repair on a granite cill on one of our projects. Killian was a pleasure to work with, his knowledge of his craft is vast and he and Petra carried out the work to a very high standard.
Paul Proctor
Paul Proctor
Killian and the team did a great job repointing our steps, as per their quote. We’ll be engaging them again to repair brickwork inside the house and on an exterior wall.
Liam Nagle
Liam Nagle
Excellent job, delivered on time , safely with great workmanship and care. Would be happy to use Killian again.
Sadbh Collins
Sadbh Collins
Pleasure to deal with Killian and his team. Good advice and options given and work was completed quickly and neatly.
Adrian Mcevoy
Adrian Mcevoy
Excellent and professional company

Our Process

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Get in Touch

Get in touch with a member of our team for the proposed job


Discuss Design

We go through the design and material you're looking for

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Next, we ask you for photos of ideas or examples they might like

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Provide Budget

After we discuss the design, examples and overall job, we provide a quote



If agreed, we schedule commencing the job or further details


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Ballyknockan, Co.Wicklow


Nominated Craftsperson
Of The Year

S.P.A.B Heritage Awards, 2022.

World Skills

World Skills Ireland, 2022.

National Sustainable
Heritage Award

S.P.A.B Heritage Awards, 2022.

Studio Award

Design & Crafts Council Ireland, 2022.