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The application of fine lime rendering or plastering is often vital to the conservation and restoration of older properties, while also ensuring perfectly preserved aesthetics. As a specialist lime plaster company with years of experience in carrying out successful lime plastering projects, Artisan Plastercraft is in the best possible position to assist you with work for your property.
What We Offer as a Lime Plaster Company
We can provide both internal and external lime plastering services for a myriad of property types, from Grade I listed buildings to private residences. As specialist suppliers, we will work closely with you to ensure precision accuracy in the finish of all lime rendering and traditional lime plastering.
We are well-versed in carrying out projects where original drawings are either damaged or unavailable, and will ensure the outcome of your project is a superior finish. This is always achieved with the needs and requirements of your property in mind, protecting its period features throughout the process.
How We Carry Out Lime Plastering
Our team of skilled in-house plasterers will work with your project manager. As a company, we will then work with you to suggest efficient and effective solutions which suit the needs of your project. These will always be based on individual specifications, as every property we are called to work on is unique – both in needs and in architectural style.
First conducting a complimentary site assessment survey will allow us to better understand the project, including its objectives and challenges. This allows us to provide the most realistic solutions to the current problems of your property.
We are proud to have provided our services as a lime plaster company across the whole of the UK, especially in Oxfordshire and Cambridgeshire. If you would like to see an example of the work we have completed, you can also read about our lime plaster and render work as performed on a Grade II listed building, St Paul’s Square in Bedford.
For Fine Lime Renders and Plastering
If you are in need of an experienced lime plastering company to offer high-quality lime plasters and renders for the restoration of your property, contact us today. Our team will be waiting to discuss the requirements and specifications of your project and can provide you with a quote.
How to apply lime render and plaster – Mike Wye Associates
What is Lime Plaster?
This is a type of rendering material normally made from a specific blend of sand, water, and lime. For some select projects, hair might also be used to strengthen the material. Lime plaster should always be applied in temperatures above 5°C, and each coat applied is likely to take between 1 and 3 days to dry initially. After this, it will take weeks to set and up to a year to harden entirely.
Lime plaster is left to dry slowly, allowing it to absorb carbon dioxide from the air in the presence of moisture.
Why Use Lime Plaster?
Lime plaster is used to stabilise the internal humidity of a building by absorbing and releasing moisture (the material is often described as “breathable”). When set, it is also extremely hard and its durability means it has the potential to last for thousands of years. Beyond this, the non-absorption of water means that the material can resist the elements for external use.
The lime plaster manufacturing process also creates less embodied carbon than cement, and it reabsorbs carbon dioxide. This helps to make it a more environmentally-friendly material than cement-based products, and has made it popular for use in modern buildings – particularly low-carbon or Passiv Haus builds.
Where is Lime Plaster Found?
Lime plaster and render are used in a wide range of historic buildings, from those built during the mid-17th century to mid-Victorian era architecture. It is also widely known that lime plaster was used within the interior chambers of the pyramids. These are still hard and intact, even though they would have been applied in around 2,000 B.C.