Lime plastering is a traditional and in historic applications, intregal part of the building industry in England. As well as its unique abilities to ‘Breathe’, it also can bring an unsurpassed flexibility to a building or structure.
Lime handled in the correct manner proves to be a first class binder with a fantastic plasticity to it, which from a plasterers point of view makes it very pleasing to work with.
Wick Farm – Apperley
Insulated lime renders
Farmhouse renovation in Apperley. This project utilised Unilit 20 and 30 insulating and moisture resistant lime plasters. This property has single skin brick panels between oak frames.
To achieve sufficient insulation on an uneven background whilst ensuring breathability and movement, we applied unilit 20 insulating lime plaster. To achieve the required insulating factors the external coat was applied at min 25mm with the internal coat at min 15mm.
We also utilised unilit 30 moisture reducing lime render on the low level areas to negate rising damp. This project consisted of a 4 coat system with a scud coat preceeding the backing and finishing coats.
Coloured lime renders
Lime render job situated in Longhope, Gloucestershire. Gable end and front elevation that required lime render to aid problems experienced from previous sand and cement render coat. Uneven stone masonry on gable end required stainless steel mesh to ensure adherence.
2 straightening coats of Intercromex lime stabilising render was then applied to flatten out uneven surface and bind for following Mono coloured render. Top coat render was then cut back to achieve rustic feel.
External 3,5NHL lime renders
Exposed painted brickwork chimney was resulting in internal damp problems. To solve problem we first affixed stainless steel mesh to painted brickwork.
We then applied 2 coats of standard NHL based lime render with corners formed by wood templates in accordance with conservation requirements. Final coat of Unilit 40 to create closed sponged finish.