Traditional materials / Heritage

In the case of TRADITIONAL MATERIALS used in historical-artistic heritage, it should be said beforehand that the aim of conservation-restoration interventions is to restore the aesthetic, cultural and historical integrity of the deteriorated cultural asset and to guarantee its physical stability and longevity. To this end, it is necessary to properly characterise the materials that make up the asset, as well as to investigate the pathologies and understand the causes of deterioration, which will make it possible to plan a correct intervention.

In terms of SUSTAINABLE BUILDING MATERIALS, our aim is to promote the creation and use of sustainable materials that are both traditional (i.e. in line with ancient building criteria) and technically advanced. In addition, we want to ensure a link between the criteria of sustainable architecture and the principles of restoration. The choice of suitable materials that are compatible with the originals, reversible and durable is, as is well known, an essential condition for the success of a rehabilitation and/or restoration intervention. Likewise, the use of more environmentally friendly materials (e.g. plant and mineral materials, manufactured using non-polluting and more energy-efficient processes) makes it possible to carry out restoration projects in accordance with environmental and economic sustainability criteria.

CHARACTERISATION AND STUDY OF MATERIALS

TECHNICAL REPORTS / HISTORICAL STUDIES

Study and diagnosis of pathologies

LINES OF WORK

TRADITIONAL AND SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS (RAW MATERIALS: STONE MATERIALS, AGGREGATES, PIGMENTS, ETC.) AND PREFABRICATED MATERIALS: MORTARS, RAMMED EARTH, BINDERS, ADDITIVES, PAINTS, CERAMICS, ETC.) AND PREFABRICATED MATERIALS: MORTARS, RAMMED EARTH, BINDERS, ADDITIVES, PAINTS, CERAMICS, ETC.).

  • Characterisation by testing

  • Studies aimed at specific uses

  • Feasibility studies for specific uses

  • Standardised testing

  • Formulation advice

  • Advice on performance and uses

  • Design of materials based on traditional binders (lime, gypsum, clay) and organic materials derived from the plant (plants, algae) and animal world.

  • Proposal for the use of agricultural and livestock waste in the construction sector

  • Sale of know-how

  • External R&D&I service to companies

  • Evaluation of restoration and cleaning products (consolidants, water repellents, etc.)

  • Authentication of works of art

Study and diagnosis of construction pathologies (civil works, restoration, etc.).

  • Building site visit
  • Identification of causes and processes
  • Assessment of the degree of alteration
  • Expert report
  • Proposal of solutions
  • Studies prior to conservation-restoration intervention

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