We all know the famous Templar houses located in the Sharona complex in Tel Aviv. At first glance, this seems to be a slightly outdated building style that is no longer seen in modern homes across the country, but at second glance it can be seen that the same buildings are actually new and aesthetically as if they were built a short time ago.
The reason for the new look of these buildings is the process of preserving buildings that the Templars have undergone, as do dozens of other special and important historic buildings located in Tel Aviv and other cities in the country. The purpose of the conservation process is for safety reasons, since these are buildings that were changed many years ago and are naturally shakier in terms of the durability of the foundations.
In addition, the preservation of buildings is especially important for historical reasons. This is the best way to maintain and preserve old buildings of importance to the history of the State of Israel, so conservation work must be carried out by experienced professionals using appropriate construction materials.
The importance of using hydraulic lime during building preservation
From the time of the ancient pyramids, the construction methods relied mainly on the use of natural materials such as sand, stones of various kinds and water. A combination of these materials creates the cement used to date for various building needs such as brick pasting, filling spaces and grooves and also for sealing and insulation.
When it comes to building for the preservation of a historic building, it is necessary to use special building materials to preserve the existing structure and not impair its visibility. Because these are very old buildings, their construction was made of natural building materials rather than ready-made building mixes as they are used today in modern construction.
To preserve as much of the existing historic structure as possible, it is important to use hydraulic lime to strengthen and repair the structure. It is a natural material made of limestone that burns, and is used in the construction process for plastering, flooring, stone walls and also for injection as a natural filling material and strengthens in natural structures.
Conservation of eclectic style buildings in the Bauhaus
Historical buildings can be easily distinguished by their different and unique nature of construction. There are buildings with a more ornate and extravagant appearance, which belongs to the eclectic style of construction that was customary in the past. On the other hand, you can also find historical buildings built in a simpler style and practical known as Bauhaus structural designations.
Preservation and maintenance of buildings built in this style must be done professionally and cautiously, because the renovation work in these buildings needs to be upgraded but also maintain the existing foundations. Therefore, natural building materials that are compatible with the use of the original structure, such as lime-based plaster, should be used.
This type of plaster is particularly suitable for application on historic buildings as it has a clean white color that characterizes the construction of the period, and also has properties of elasticity and moisture retention in the walls thanks to its pores.