Materials and techniques
The stones we work with have a raw and powerful beauty. They are often typical of a region or a land and their use, from villages to cities, tells the story of our built heritage.
Located in Biran, we are the last active limestone quarry in the Gers that is capable of extracting this local stone, a distinctive feature of our department. Its density and appearance make it possible to achieve identical renovations to existing buildings.
Its harmonious light yellow ochre hue marbled with chalky white makes buildings both light and warm, like the Gers.
We use different sands of different colours and grain sizes to make our own mortars and to adapt to existing buildings. We carry out suitability tests.
Obviously, we work with Biran stone, Gers limestone par excellence, but we adapt according to the different locations. We are therefore led to work with sandstone, limestone, marble stones, etc.
We can lay different floors in natural materials, such as terracotta tiles, paving or natural stone paving either on screed with mortar or on concrete paving with glue.
The wall frame can be made of coursed stone, mine-run rubble stone, old or new traditional Toulouse brick, but always with a manual finish.
The joints and coatings are made with lime mortar, and the finish offered always adapted to the customer’s requests and to the building to be restored.