Period houses and rubble stone wall cottages were traditionally
internally plastered in lime. Internal plastering to the walls and ceilings would be fairly
smooth using a coarse mix with hair and for top quality plastering the final coat would
be richer in lime and then polished to a smooth finish and painted in lime
When introducing a modern gypsum plaster or cement render to
the internal walls of a period house or cottage, by a tradesman who has little or
no knowledge of traditional building skills, this can in fact have a serious
effect on the building.
All plaster renovations and miner patch repairs must be
carried out in two or three coat lime plaster work, for a very important reason lime plaster is
permeable, which allows any moisture in the wall to pass through the lime plaster;
which in turn allows the wall to ‘breathe’.
Lime plaster has elasticity an essential factor in old
listed buildings, important in minimising cracking and allowing for miner movements in oak framed houses or
rubble stone wall cottages, including brick built period houses.
of Leamington Spa are committed to offering high quality service and
workmanship in specialised listed building and period house restoration and renovation work.
If you like a quotation for any restoration work to
your period house or cottage
Please do not hesitate to contact me.
Tel : 01926 426242 Mobile : 07980 199963
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