Expertly Applied Lime Plastering in Cambridgeshire
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At Artisan Plastercraft, we are always prepared to utilise our skills in applying beautiful lime plastering in Cambridgeshire. Whether our customers require assistance as they attempt to restore an aged interior, repair damage to a weather-torn exterior, or modernise a newer build to enhance aesthetic appeal, we are certain that we will be able to provide exactly what is needed.
It may begin to concern you when the most delicate features of your property start to crumble from age, or wear away from years of neglect or damage caused by the elements. This will only become more prominent as the years pass by, given that your property will only age even further and the damage will become greater. However, this worry is easily alleviated when you choose to work with us.
We will be glad to provide you with the professional lime plastering services you require to restore your property to its full glory. If you would care to consider bespoke options for the aesthetics of an interior space, we will also be able to provide this upon request. Contact us when you are ready to discuss your planned project, or browse through our portfolio of completed works to take inspiration from the fine designs we have already applied for our satisfied customers.
Wish to discuss your bespoke decorative plasterwork requirements? Please contact us.
What is Lime Plaster?
Lime plaster is a term often applied to building projects but not always explained. We are more than capable of answering, however. Lime plaster is a variety of plaster building material, composed of a mixture of sand, water and lime. In most cases, this will be non-hydraulic hydrated lime, otherwise called slaked lime, high calcium lime or air lime. In ancient times, lime plaster may have also contained horse hair to act as a reinforcing agent, alongside pozzolan to reduce the working time.
Traditional lime plaster will dry slowly, by absorbing carbon dioxide from the air in the presence of moisture. Because of this trait, it will take several weeks to set and may take up to a year to harden entirely. Depending on the surrounding temperature when the material was first applied, the initial drying time may be between one and three days.
It must be noted that this variety of plaster should only be applied in temperatures above 5°C.
The Beneficial Features of Lime Plaster
It is only natural to want to know the benefits that come with any material you will be using to decorate or refurbish a newer property, or even if you are intending to restore an older property to its golden age. When you select superior quality lime plastering, you will be delighted to discover a multitude of benefits and advantages. We have listed these for your consideration:
- Lime plaster is a breathable material, stabilising the internal humidity of a property by absorbing and releasing moisture
- The elevated pH of the material prevents fungi from growing
- Once the material has set it is extremely hard, with the potential to last for thousands of years owing to its imperishable nature
- Its water-resistant properties ensure it remains strong against the elements, so it may be used for exterior surfaces
- The material is widely considered to be environmentally friendly, as the manufacturing process creates less embodied carbon than cement. It also reabsorbs carbon dioxide
- Lime plaster also remains in vogue as a modern building material and as a material for restoration, owing to its environmentally friendly nature
To Receive a Quote on Fine Lime Plastering in Cambridgeshire
If you have been searching for a specialist firm to provide your building or restoration project with beautiful, durable lime plastering in Cambridgeshire, please contact our office today. We are prepared to carry out services for a host of building types, taking into account every specification you have set out for us in discussion.
Speak with one of our members of staff to begin the process of transforming your interior or exterior space with high quality lime plaster. They will be more than happy to discuss what you need to ensure your property achieves the zenith of its potential. They will also be able to provide you with an estimate for the work that will need to be carried out.
What We Do
We are proud to offer our services as master craftsmen and lime plasterers in Cambridgeshire, providing our customers with the resistant, classically made finish that will see their properties brought to life exactly as they have imagined. We will readily apply this ordered material to most property types, whether you oversee a Grade I listed historic building that requires urgent work to be saved from decades of neglect, or a more modern property that will see new levels of cool sophistication with a stylish finish for its walls and ceilings.
However, our work does not simply end at lime plastering in Cambridgeshire. We are also fully prepared to skilfully apply lath and plaster mouldings for walls and ceilings, or to offer decorative plastering in fibrous and polished varieties. These are perfectly crafted in order to rejuvenate and reawaken the most exquisite features in any property. If you wish to consider these as options for your building or restoration project, please speak with us today.
How We Work and Where in Cambridgeshire
If you wish to see where we rank among other notable lime plastering companies and firms, you need only turn to some of the most famous buildings and landmarks across the UK. Our work has revitalised and decorated the walls and ceilings of many grand hotels, palaces, embassies and art galleries, as well as spaces such as the British Museum and the Houses of Parliament. We are more than certain that we will be able to provide your space with the same care and attention, in the fine lime plastering you have ordered.
Your specifications are paramount to the way we conduct our work. As such, we will ensure that they remain our priority throughout the process, so you will receive exactly what you have asked for as the project concludes. Contact us when you are ready to begin work on your Cambridgeshire property, and we can begin discussions on what you would like for your project. Once your specifications have been set and you are ready for us to continue, we will inform our plasterers of what you need done. They will then demonstrate their expertise by providing it for you.