Traditional Lime Plastering

Traditional lime plastering is primarily done to allow old stone wall buildings to breathe. Natural hydraulic lime is hygroscopic, which allows it to absorb and dispel water easily. So moisture within stone walls can permeate through lime plaster and evaporate. This regulates the moisture content within old walls and eliminates condensation. Lime is also a natural disinfectant and as such inhibits the growth of moulds. Old buildings can move for a number of reasons, such as temperature fluctuations or slight subsidence. Natural lime plaster is flexible and relatively soft when compared to modern plasters. Which allows it to move with the building.

Our lime plastering service includes :

  • External plaster – smooth float finish, Ashlar rule finish, and roughcast finish.
  • Internal plaster – smooth trowel finish, rustic sponge finish, woodfiber insulation, lime & lath plaster.

Contact us for an on-site evaluation and a competitive quotation.

Lime Plaster Restoration & Conservation

Preparing a wall for lime plastering
Harling coat using traditional lime plaster
Finished lime plaster
Traditional Lime Plastering - Harling Coat
wood fiberboard insulation - lime plastering
Traditional lime plastering - finish coat
Walls prepared for lime plastering
First scratch coat in Natural Hydraulic Lime Plaster
Finished Natural Hydraulic Lime Plaster
Installing woodfiber boards
fiberglass mesh over woodfiber boards
Lime plaster over woodfiber Boards
Harling coat applied to a stonewall
Stonewall prepared for lime plastering
First coat lime plaster

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