Sand and lime plastering, also known as heritage plastering, is a traditional and alternative option to modern plastering methods, usually applied to historic and period buildings. Using lime plastering reduces the risk of trapped moisture and resultant damage such as decay, as it allows the building to ‘breathe’ eliminating any issue of rising damp. Furthermore, it is environmentally friendly, durable and allows us to achieve a unique aesthetic while preserving the property’s identity.
At Bespoke Plaster Mouldings Ltd we offer sand and lime plastering services to both riven or sawn laths, applied in three coats – a scratch coat, straightening coat (ruled in) and a lime finish coat. The waiting time between each coat is usually 7 to 10 days depending on the weather conditions and it requires monitoring to ensure the drying process goes smoothly. Upon completion of the project, we also offer advice on types of breathable paint suitable for your new plasterwork. Due to its time-consuming and demanding nature, lime plastering is preferred when cost is less significant than other variables.
In addition, our craftsmen undertake the running in-site of cornice profiles and other mouldings in sand and lime, with a full scotch Bracketing service. If required, all enrichment will be cleaned of paint, recreated from moulds made in our workshop and planted in position on site, giving your cornice that fresh new look that years of paint have hidden.
We also offer surveys of existing plasterwork to the construction industry, both lime and fibrous, which include a site visit and a comprehensive report to establish a scope of works and budget. If you’re interested in our lime plastering services, give us a call or contact us using this form.