Specialist Application of External Lime Render

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At Artisan Plastercraft, we pride ourselves on our reputation as a leading specialist in the manufacturing and application of external lime render for properties. As such, if a building you own or manage requires restoration work to save its walls or columns from the adverse effects of time or neglect, or a new build will need a finish coat to complete its stylised aesthetic, we will be able to provide it.

If you’re looking for an external render for your property, contact us on the phone or send us an email today. One of our members of staff will be able to discuss everything you need for your planned restoration or refurbishment project. Alternatively, you may also choose to explore our portfolio, and see how our services have benefited others before.


What is Lime Render?

Lime render, also called lime plasters when used in interior spaces, is a type of rendering material made from a specific blend of sand, water, and lime. In most cases, this will be non-hydraulic hydrated lime, which may be called slaked lime, high calcium lime or air lime. In some circumstances, it will also be referred to as lime putty.

Traditionally, the material will dry slowly after application, absorbing carbon dioxide from the air in the presence of moisture. This means that each coat of lime render used may take between 1 and 3 days to dry initially, depending on the weather and external temperatures. After this, it is possible for the finished coats to take weeks to set, and up to a year to harden entirely.

*External lime render should only be applied in temperatures above 5°C.


How Your Property May Benefit from an External Lime Render

Naturally, you will wish to know the advantages of applying an external lime render coat to your property’s walls and columns before you decide to have the work carried out. We have listed just some of the benefits you may find in using lime render, for your consideration:

  • The material offers vapour permeability, meaning it is “breathable”
  • Once the material has set, it offers an extremely hard and imperishable nature that could last for thousands of years
  • It offers water-resistant properties, which mean it will remain resistant to the elements when used on an exterior wall or column
  • It will provide some insulation for your property
  • It is created at a lower cost to the environment, as the manufacturing process used to create it also creates less embodied carbon than cement. It also reabsorbs carbon dioxide
  • The material’s environmentally friendly nature has made it a popular choice for contractors in the modern age, so it is the in-vogue choice for new builds, as well as a necessity for properties that require restoration


For a Quote on a Fine Render Finish for Your Property

If you require a firm that specialises in lime render to restore the external walls or columns of your own property, or a property you manage, please contact us today. We are fully prepared to provide our services for a variety of building types, with every specification you have set taken into account when the work begins. We are more than certain we will be able to assist at a cost that suits the needs of your budget.

To ensure that this is the case, we can provide you with a quote for the cost of the rendering before our team sets to work.


What We Do

As specialists in the application of external lime render, we will provide you with a durable, aesthetically pleasing render for any exterior walls or columns that require it on your property. We will readily carry out this work for most property types, including Grade I and listed properties that require urgent repairs and restoration to be saved from the ravages of time. We are also happy to provide it for private residences or newer properties which require improved insulation, or will not be complete until they appear to have the appropriate stonework façade. 

Every rendering project we are called to complete will be completed to your set specifications, and our team will draw from years of experience in heritage and restoration to fulfil all requirements. We will also consult specialists in heritage and architecture to ensure precision accuracy.


How We Work and Where

You may find some of the finest examples of our work across the length and breadth of the UK, as we have been called to carry out restoration projects in building types ranging from stately homes and palaces, to embassies, art galleries and museums. As such, we are confident that we can offer your managed property the external lime render it requires.

We have over 25 years of experience in our industry and we have brought a great variety of building types to their full aesthetic potential, offered improved insulation and weather resistance, and greater exterior durability. To begin this process for your own property and intended work project, please get in touch with us today.