Professionally Performed Lime Plastering in Oxfordshire
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Our team at Artisan Plastercraft is always prepared to carry out skilful lime plastering in Oxfordshire, whether a customer has requested assistance in rescuing the neglected or damaged exterior of a historic building, or would like to modernise the interior space of a newer build. We are certain that we will be able to provide you with the services you require for your property as well, no matter if your focus is on refurbishment or restoration.
We will be glad to work with you as you look to bring your property to life, in any way that you have imagined. This includes covering bespoke options, if you have something specific in mind, or would like to remake original features that cannot be found anywhere else. Contact our service when you are ready to discuss your project, or look through our portfolio to take inspiration from work we have already completed for satisfied customers across the country.
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What is Lime Plaster?
Lime plaster is an often-used type of plaster building material, most commonly composed of sand, water and lime. In most cases, this will be non-hydraulic hydrated lime, which is otherwise known as slaked lime, air lime or high calcium lime. In ancient times, horsehair may have been added as a reinforcing agent, while pozzolan would have been used to reduce the working time. In the modern era, fly ash or gypsum may be used to achieve this instead.
Traditional lime plaster will set and dry slowly, by absorbing carbon dioxide from the air in the presence of moisture. This means the material will take several weeks to set and may take up to a year to harden completely. Its initial drying time will usually be between one and three days, though this will depend on the surrounding temperature when the lime plaster was first applied.
It must be noted that this material should only be applied in temperatures above 5°C, and it will not set when submerged in water.
The Beneficial Features of Lime Plaster
It is only natural to want to know the benefits of the material you are planning on using to carry out a complete restoration of any older property, or to bring fresh, stylish aspects to a newer build. When you decide on high-quality lime plaster for your planned work, you will be delighted to discover a myriad of advantageous features. We have listed these for your convenience and consideration:
- Lime plaster is noted to be a breathable material; it stabilises the internal humidity of a property by absorbing and releasing moisture
- Because of its breathability, it is less prone to condensation and is able to keep an interior space warmer
- The elevated pH of the material prevents fungi from growing
- When the material is fully set, it becomes extremely hard and may potentially last for thousands of years due to its imperishable nature
- It is water-resistant and capable of withstanding the elements, and so may be used for exterior features and surfaces
- It is environmentally friendly, as it reabsorbs carbon dioxide and the manufacturing process creates less embodied carbon than cement
- Its environmentally friendly nature has kept it a popular choice for contractors in the modern era, whether they are intending to build a completely new structure or are carrying out planned restoration work
To Receive Your Quote for Lime Plastering in Oxfordshire
If you are in need of an experienced firm to skilfully apply fine lime plaster in Oxfordshire, please contact us today. We are prepared to assist on a variety of building projects, whether you are in the midst of returning a worn down, aged property to its golden era, or have yet to get started on transforming a newer build with an ultramodern aesthetic. We are more than certain that we will be able to provide the services you need, with each carried out to your specifications.
Speak with us on the phone or send us an email and you will be beginning the process of revitalising your interior or exterior space, and ensuring that it will look exactly as you have imagined it. Our members of staff will be glad to discuss everything you need, before offering you an estimate on the work that should be carried out to complete your requirements.
What We Do
As specialists operating in the world of masterfully made and applied plaster pieces, we take pride in being able to offer services for lime plastering in Oxfordshire. Our customers will receive an enduring, classically styled aesthetic for their property, with every feature they have specified taken into account during the work process. This may be performed for many building types, whether you are saving a Grade I listed building from the ravages of time or neglect, or bringing a modern sophistication to a newer property.
We do not only work with lime plaster, however. Our services for Oxfordshire also extend to the skilful application of lath and plaster mouldings for walls and ceilings, or even decorative pieces in polished and fibrous plaster varieties. We craft these with great care to ensure that every property is brought to the zenith of its aesthetic and architectural potential. If you would like to consider these as an option for your planned building or restoration work, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to discuss anything you would like for your property.
How We Work and Where
If you would like to know where we are placed among the most notable and reputable lime plastering firms in the country, you need only turn and look at some of the UK’s most famous landmarks and buildings. Our work has returned many palaces, embassies, museums and grand hotels to their full glory; our services have even been called for in the British Museum and the Houses of Parliament. As such, we are more than certain that we will be able to provide your interior or exterior space with the traditional lime plastering it requires.
Your specifications will remain our priority throughout the work process, so you will always receive exactly what you have asked for when the work has reached its conclusion. Contact us when you are ready to begin and we will be waiting to discuss what you need for your project. Once we have a list of your specifications, we will be able to inform our experienced plasterers of everything you need, so they can provide you with the lime plaster finish that will complete your property.