Why use lime ?
Lime plastering is a traditional finish and is used in many historic applications.
An important & intregal part of the building industry in the UK. As well as its unique abilities to ' Breathe', it can also bring an unsurpassed flexability to a building or structure.
Lime handled by a plaster craftsman in the correct manner proves to be a first class binder with a fantastic plasticity to it, which from a plaster carftsmans point of view makes it very satisfying to work with.
Adds class and style to every room.
Suitable for damp rooms
Lime plastering is the perfect solution for damp and wet areas ,and can be applied to almost any surface,.
Importantly lime plaster saves money in the long run: 100% natural lime plaster can last as long as 500 years
We comply fully with UK Health and Safety regulations and are CSCS CITB Accredited.
We are also members of Check a Trade and have been vetted for quality and reliability.
Natural Plastering is a company comprised of dedicated lime plastering specialists, fuelled with the goal of providing the best plastering services to the residents of south east and south west England. We have refurbished many heritage buildings in England and look forward to providing our services to more in an attempt to highlight the history of the great city.
Having worked with numerous homes and commercial buildings in and around London, we have the right skill set to understand the unique needs of individual buildings, and choosing the right method to repair and restore heritage sites without compromise on either aesthetics or practicality.
We have achieved our position as a London plastering specialist after many years of providing premium quality service. We undertake every project with a holistic view and utilise the best materials and skills to create the perfect finish.
Why Choose Lime Plaster?
Here at Natural Plastering, we have used lime plaster on a wide array of old buildings to restore them to their long-lost glory. We have gained expertise and knowledge of the benefits and appropriate usage of this material.
Lime has Self-Healing Properties
Buildings are subject to small degrees of movement due to expansion and contraction due to weather conditions. This leads to the development of large, gaping cracks which are a big red flag for the structural integrity of the building. Lime plaster only leads to fine cracks and these fine cracks are then filled with lime when free lime is dissolved by water and deposits into these spaces. This self-healing process is vital when it comes to maintaining the exterior of the building for a long time.
Recommended for Repairs by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
Lime is the plaster promoted for repairs by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings because it is breathable. The plaster allows water vapours to permeate through, which prevents the trapping of moisture and the subsequent damage to the fabric of the building.
Beautiful and Durable
When mixed and used by professionals, lime can stand the test of time without any trouble. There are many buildings which are proof of the durability of lime plaster. The Pantheon Temple in Rome, which has stood for more than two thousand years, and the Caesar’s Tower at Warwick Castle, which boasts six hundred years of a strong structure, are two such examples. Durability is not the only strong suit of lime plastering. When light refracts through the calcite crystals, the resulting effect is a beautiful lustre and soft texture that gives a graceful look to the structure.