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Lime Plastering a solid wall

Lime Plastering 1760 Grade 2 Listed Building in Egermont, Cumbria

This property was undergoing a full restoration program. We undertook the Lime Plastering. We used a Lime Putty based lime plaster for most of the internal plastering on solid masonry background. We also used a synthetic lime plaster to plaster the new ceilings which had been boarded with a gypsum board.

The internal lime plastering took a total of 6 weeks to complete. Our Lime Plasterers had to apply up to 4 base coats in some areas.

Lime Plasterer lime plastering a Listed building in Cumbria

Our Lime Plasterers applied the first base coat to the masonry. The lime plaster was delivered to site in bulk container and pre-mixed. Our Lime Plasterers then used a paddle whisk to knock up the lime plaster. We also put goat hair in the mix at this point.

We have under taken Lime Plastering to many areas of Cumbria & the Lake District, our Lime Plasterers are experienced in applying all types of lime plaster & lime render.

The internal lime plaster is generally applied in 3 coats, 2 base coats & 1 top coat. We always try to use a lime putty based lime plaster.

Limecrete Kitchen Floor

This is the kitchen area. Some of the existing lime plaster was left on the walls as it had not de-bonded. We lime plastered up to the exiting lime plaster where possible.

In the kitchen area we also had installed a Limecrete floor. We used a Lyca fill material to the base, then a Lyca / NHL mix as a Limecrete Slab. The underfloor heating pipework was the installed on top of the Limecrete slab. We then installed a 75mm Lime Screed on top of the Limecrete.



Lime Plastering wall patchs on Grade II Listed Building

Small patch area of lime plaster in the kitchen of this grade 2 listed building. Most of the original lime plaster was in good condition so only the areas that had de-bonded were removed.

We used a lime putty based plaster & a smooth skim top coat. All the new electric chases were filled with a Hydraulic lime based plaster.


Lime Plaster on Kitchen walls
Kitchen area of Grade 2 Listed Building, you can see the Limecrete floor with the lime screed top coat. The lime plaster on the wall here have had two coats.
Lime Plasterer skimming wall


Lime Plasterer applying Top / Skim lime plaster, this lime skim coat is applied at around 3mm. The skim coat is toweled finished.

On this Grade II Listed Building in Cumbria the conservation was very pleased we were using a lime based lime plaster for plastering the solid walls. Lime plaster has been used on old building for thousands of years.

Repairing Lath & Plaster ceiling on Listed Building

Fixing Riven plastering Laths to the ceiling of the Grade 2 Listed Building. These laths were fixed using stainless steel nails. The ceiling had de-bonded in areas due to the installation of a RSJ picking up the floor joist. We installed new riven laths to the ceiling joints.

We removed all the existing plaster from the ceiling that had lost bond. That riven laths were soaked for 2 days before we fixed them. Once the riven plastering laths have been installed the existing lime plasterwork is dampened to prevent the new lime putty based plaster from drying out to quickly.

Restoring a Lath & Plastering

This listed building in Cumbria has water ingress which had decayed the joist ends in the rear stone wall. As you can see in the photo the main contractor has installed new RSJ steels under the existing floor joist, they have then boxed the steels in using a plaster board.

The listed building Cumbria had as suffered from dry rot. The had spread down the floor joist hence the need to remove a section of the lath & plaster ceiling.

We used a lime based plaster for the lime plastering in Cumbria on this Listed Building. Our Lime Plasterers are highly skilled in Lime Plastering.

Lime Plastering a Lath & Plaster Ceiling

Lime Plasterer lime plastering a patch to a Lath & Plaster ceiling. We used a lime based lime plaster mixed with a local Cumbria sand to make the lime plaster. Our lime plasterers applied a 3 coat lime plaster to the riven laths. 1 base coat lime plaster, 1float coat of lime plaster & 1 top skim of lime plaster.

Our Lime plasterers stayed at a local accommodation in St Bees, Cumbria with was about a 5 min drive from the site.

The lime plastering project was delivered on time & on budget and also to a very high standard.


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