Skogaholms gård

Skogaholms Gård is a medium-sized Swedish estate dating from the 18th century.

Sweden

Renovation of Skogaholms Gård, Skansen

A lime plaster system from Weber was used to restore the estate to its former glory. This system was specially designed to protect and preserve previously lime plastered façades.

Skogaholms Gård is a medium-sized Swedish estate dating from the 18th century. In the 1790s, the building was modernised according to the fashion of the time, with plastered walls which were also decolourised in yellow to resemble French sandstone. The existing plaster on the building was in poor condition and not strong enough for a simple renovation. Therefore, it was decided that all plaster was to be taken down. A new plastering was made inside the original 

Achievements

Reed mat was used as a plaster base, just as in the 18th century. The only exception was the house’s western façade, which had spike bricks without reinforcing mesh as a plaster base. Floated stucco was used as a plaster surface and was also decolourised with Gotland lime with copperas as a pigment, which resulted in the same light yellow colour as the original façade.