Lime plastering is a “must have” skill if you are contemplating the restoration of historic buildings. It adds to the aesthetic value and respects the original techniques used in the construction of many of our historic buildings.
The breathability of lime plaster complements traditional building techniques and helps to ensure that the environment inside a building is pleasant for occupation. The basic skills and tools used in plastering with lime are very similar to those found in modern plastering but there are differences that mean that lime plastering is now recognised as a skill on its own.
Generally lime work requires more time between separate coats and longer to fully harden. To completely describe the process and techniques would take this brief introduction beyond its intended scope but I hope the following photos and captions help with understanding the process and concepts.
We regularly undertake lime plastering either as part of a more in-depth repair or as a stand alone item of repair, if you would like us to assist with your lime plastering work please contact us here.