Specialist Lime Plastering in London
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At Artisan Plastercraft, we stand ready and prepared to offer our refined skills in lime plastering in London, undertaking extensive work on even the oldest and most worn of interiors, or the most damaged and weathered of property exteriors. We are certain that we will be able to provide your property with the restoration work it needs in fine lime plaster, or bring a whole new aesthetic to the walls and ceilings of a newer build.
It may be of some concern to you when the most beautiful, delicate features of your property start to show signs of ageing, or revealing evidence of damage from years of facing the elements and neglect over time. The older your property is, the more this becomes prominent in your mind, as well. This is a worry which is easily eradicated, however, when you choose to work with us.
We will also be glad to provide any stylish bespoke designs needed to complete the aesthetics of an interior space. As such, if you are in need of lime plastering to rescue a restoration work, or to modernise the latest fashionable home, contact us today. We will be glad to discuss what you need for your planned project. Alternatively, you may also choose to take inspiration from our own portfolio of previously completed works.
Wish to discuss your bespoke decorative plasterwork requirements? Please contact us.
What is Lime Plaster?
Lime plaster is a type of plaster building material composed of sand, water and lime. This will, in most cases, be non-hydraulic hydrated lime, which is otherwise known as slaked lime, high calcium lime or air lime. Ancient lime plaster used for building work may have also contained horse hair to offer reinforcement to structures, as well as pozzolan in order to reduce the working time.
Traditional lime plaster dries slowly, by absorbing carbon dioxide from the air in the presence of moisture. As such, it may take several weeks to set and up to a year to harden entirely. The initial drying time will most often be between one and three days, depending on the surrounding temperature when it was first applied.
This variety of plaster should only be applied in temperatures above 5°C.
The Beneficial Features of Lime Plaster
It is understandable that you may wish to know the benefits and advantages being offered to your property, whenever you are in the process of selecting a product to decorate, refurbish or restore it to its former glory. For finely made and applied lime plastering these are multiple, and may be utilised in ways you may have not yet imagined. We have listed these for your convenience and consideration:
- The material is breathable, in that it stabilises the internal humidity of a building by absorbing and releasing moisture
- Once it has set, it is extremely hard, with an imperishable nature that could see it last for thousands of years
- The material’s water-resistant properties ensure that it remains resistant to the elements, allowing for its use on exterior surfaces
- The manufacturing process used to create lime plaster also creates less embodied carbon than cement and it reabsorbs carbon dioxide. As such, it is also considered environmentally friendly
- The material’s environmentally friendly nature has allowed it to gain popularity among contractors for modern buildings, keeping it in vogue as a choice for any newer structure, as well as period properties that require restoration
For a Quote on Beautiful, Durable Lime Plastering in London
If you have been searching for a reliable, professional firm to offer you superior quality lime plastering in London, please contact us today. Our lime plastering services may be brought into action for a myriad of property types, with every specification you require taken into account once you have left your order with us. Whether you are looking to restore the full grandeur and opulence of a Victorian property, or are in the process of saving a 17th century listed building from falling to ruin, we are certain that we will be able to assist.
By speaking with one of our members of staff, you will be beginning the process of ensuring your interior and exterior spaces achieve the zenith of their potential. We will take note of every specification you have, before returning to you with an estimate for the work you wish to have carried out. Once you have made your purchase and are ready to start your project, we will then inform our master craftsmen and lime plasterers of everything they will need to know in order to provide you with the perfect lime plaster finish for your property.
What We Do
As specialists in the world of exquisitely made plaster pieces, we are proud to offer our customers an enduring, classically manufactured lime plaster finish for interior spaces and external walls and columns in London. This work can readily be carried out on most property types, from Grade I listed buildings and period properties that require work to be saved from the ravages of time and neglect, to private residences and newer builds that would be best completed by a touch of classical charm and apparent stonework.
Our work does not end with lime plastering in London, however. We are also more than capable of supplying and skilfully applying lath and plaster mouldings for walls and ceilings, as well as decorative, fibrous and polished plaster varieties that are certain to revitalise the most ornate and stylish elements of any property. If you are considering any of these options for your planned project, please contact us today.
How We Do It
Our team of traditional plasterers and dedicated craftsmen will work dutifully and with passion in order to produce the lime plastering finish you have been imagining for your London property. Every order carried out will be completed to the specifications set out by you, with our specialists drawing from years of experience in heritage and restoration in order to fulfil the requirements of your project.
This meticulous method often sees us carefully studying drawings of all listed and historic building designs, as well as consulting further specialists in heritage, architecture, interior design and project management to ensure complete accuracy. To find out more about this process, please contact our office today. One of our members of staff will be glad to answer any questions you may have.
How We Work and Where
To know where we rank among the most prestigious and reputable companies offering lime plastering in London, you need only look at some of the city’s most famous landmarks and esteemed properties. Our work adorns the walls and ceilings of grand hotels, palaces, embassies and art galleries alike, and may even be found in spaces such as the British Museum and the Houses of Parliament. As such, we are more than certain that we will be able to provide you with the lime plastering you need to bring your property back to its golden age.
Your specifications will remain our priority once you have gotten in touch with us to discuss your project. We will ensure this, so that you will receive exactly what you have asked for at the work’s conclusion. With your faith in us and our practised skills, we know that we will be able to restore or complete your property’s aesthetics.
Contact our office on the phone or send us an email when you are ready to begin work on your property in London, and we will be able to discuss providing you with high-quality lime plastering for interior and exterior spaces. When you have set out your specifications and are ready to continue, we will then inform our plasterers of what you need done, so they can begin work on providing it for you.