Lime Plaster, Lime Render and Lime Mortar
Lime based render, mortar, plaster and limewashes offer a wide range of benefits over modern cement based alternatives. However, it must be said that the use of lime and its proven historical pedigree means we may see a greater utilisation of these traditional methods in the modern world. What motivates us is the desire to ensure that said methods are employed with the greatest respect for the traditions and integrity of the past. In short, we strive to continue: “making yesterday a part of today”.
The service we provide covers both internal and external lime plastering as well as contemporary methods and materials. Internal works encompass full or partial restoration of damaged areas to both ceilings and walls.This covers:
- De-construction and disposal of existing, damaged areas;
- Full or partial re-lathing using either hardwood or softwood lathes;
- Application of lime putty backing plaster with hair or fibre;
- Final finish skim coat.
All internal works can be applied to both ceilings and walls.
External works include application of render coats using either natural hydraulic lime or traditional non-hydraulic lime to outer walls and re-pointing and repair of damaged mortar joints and stonework. In some cases, extreme deterioration in the original stonework may lead to a necessity for restoration prior to either internal or external works. However, all individual requirements of the customer will be agreed before the start of any contract.