High Lawn Farm - Tower & Buildings

High Lawn Farm - Tower & Buildings
High Lawn Farm - Tower & Buildings: Tower Before
High Lawn Farm - Tower & Buildings
High Lawn Farm - Tower & Buildings
High Lawn Farm - Tower & Buildings
High Lawn Farm - Tower & Buildings
High Lawn Farm - Tower & Buildings

About This Project

A dairy farm in continuous operation since 1900, hosting Jersey milk cows dating back to 1918.  More than 15 buildings make up the campus, consisting of various types of construction require slight repair to major renovation and complete reconstruction in a few cases.  The owner's wish is to complete the renovations and restoration of the buildings and business before passing it to his heirs.


 

Challenges The property is located on the top of a rounded mountain exposed to direct sun, high winds with wind driven rain, snow totals of up to 100" per year.

This a working farm with employees and live stock present and some of the buildings being renovated are occupied homes, many are integral to the operation of the farm.
Solutions The project required a choreograph of several phases moving live stock and people from one structure to another. Weather permitted construction during warm seasons only
Architect Building Conservation Associates, Andrea Gilmore, preservation consultants
Contractor Michael Renzi Painting Co.
Applicator Michael Renzi Painting Co.
Type of Project Historic Restoration
Customer High Lawn Farm, Peter Whitehead
Location Lee, Massachusetts (United States)
Regional Info

Located in the Berkshire mountain range in western Massachusetts with winter temperatures to -10 to summer temperatrues 80+ Fahrenheit with high relative humidity


 

News/Announcements

 Several phases still undergoing completion with completion scheduled for spring 2014


 

Products Used in This Project

Granital Exterior Mineral Silicate Finish
Granital Exterior Mineral Silicate Finish
KEIM Granital is a water-repellent, silicate-based exterior paint with lightfast inorganic pigments
 
Soldalit Exterior All-Surface Mineral Silicate Finish
Soldalit Exterior All-Surface Mineral Silicate Finish
Soldalit is a Sol-Silicate exterior paint system designed specifically for difficult to paint mineral surfaces and previously painted latex/acrylic finishes.  This is our best performing exterior paint system.  
 
Universalputz Standard Historic Mix Plaster/Stucco
Universalputz Standard Historic Mix Plaster/Stucco
Lime cement render-KEIM Universalputz is a renovation and thin layer exterior wall render, based on lime cement and fiber reinforcement, (Standard render to DIN EN 998-1). KEIM Universalputz corresponds to mortar category CS III, P II acc. to DIN V 18550. Combined with KEIM silicate coatings, KEIM Universalputz is a coordinated render/coating system.
 
Soldalit Dilution/Thinner
Soldalit Dilution/Thinner
KEIM Soldalit Dilution is a Sol-Silicate dilution and primer for the KEIM Soldalit System
 
Spezial Dilution/Thinner (Fixativ)
Spezial Dilution/Thinner (Fixativ)
Spezial Dilution/Thinner is used as a thinner for KEIM mineral silicate paints and complies with VOB/C DIN 18 363, 2.4.1.
 
Fiber Mesh
Fiber Mesh
Glass fiber mesh fabric, especially engineered to work with KEIM renders.
 
Granital Exterior Coarse Texture Base (Grob)
Granital Exterior Coarse Texture Base (Grob)
KEIM Granital-Grob is a highly filled, silicate-based priming paint
 
Sponge Float (Orange)
Sponge Float (Orange)
Rough texture sponge float, Use for a rough or pre finish of render
 
Sponge Float (replacement head Orange)
Sponge Float (replacement head Orange)
Replacement head for the Orange Sponge float
 
Sponge Float (replacement head Yellow)
Sponge Float (replacement head Yellow)
Replacement head for the KEIM yellow sponge float
 
Sponge Float (Yellow)
Sponge Float (Yellow)
The KEIM Yellow float can be used for a high quality smooth finish on renders and plasters
 
Lime Remover (Atzflussigkeit)
Lime Remover (Atzflussigkeit)
KEIM Ätzflüssigkeit (lime remover) is a pre-treatment and cleaning agent based on silicic acid, which, when applied, reacts to form harmless compounds.