Lime plaster is one of the unique products that have been in use since ancient times. It is highly durable, which makes it a perfect product for exterior plastering because it can stand the extremely harsh conditions. The plaster is composed of water, sand, and lime which is usually non-hydraulic, also referred to as slaked lime.
What makes lime plaster to stand out from the rest is its eco-friendly nature. It is mostly used as the base of many different exteriors that ensures durable decorative finishes such as the likes of Venetian plaster. Traditionally, it is used over lower quality building materials such as porous brick or rubble stone, or on walls that face a continuous driving wind. In this article, we are going to share with you the different types of lime plastering you need to know and why you should consider it over the others for your next dream house or renovation.
Why you should consider using lime plaster on your construction projects
The lime plaster is capable of absorbing and holding rainwater. Rather than letting it soak through the wall, it instead allows it to evaporate into the air. Most people use it as a finish for small cottages. Eco-friendly builders also consider it a perfect finish for earth building or hay bale.
Our plastering services
At KG plastering, we have over 15 years of experience providing our clients with the best quality artistry in the plastering industry. Since we have been doing this for a long time, we have first-hand experience and our team has the right knowledge of using lime in the right way to ensure perfect results and finish. We have been offering our services to both domestic and commercial projects. Below we have listed some of our services:
a. Lime Plastering
We are experts when it comes to lime plastering, and we can do for you any lime plastering ranging from traditional methods like haired and lather plaster to new products like Fibrelime and Fibre Chalk.
We know that the choice you make about a product when rendering a building is of great importance. We, therefore, take pride in advising and providing our clients with the right product to ensure that they only get the best results.
The texture and finish of your house will depend on the plaster you use. So, knowing the product that suits your background is vital to ensure that you achieve the desired finish. We go the extra mile to ensure that we advise our clients on the best plaster to use on their various construction projects.
There are different types of repointing that have been in use for the past hundred years. We are experts in this, and we have been advising clients on the best method and style that can suit our clients’ building needs.
Apart from lime plastering, we also deal with hempcrete. It refers to a modern way of insulation which is breathable and too perfect for old buildings. However, you can also use hempcrete when working on new buildings.
This product is vapour-permeable, meaning that it can hold outstanding acoustic and thermal values. You can also use it to create a complete building’s shell with the perfect background for a breathable lime render.
f. Building with Hemp
If you are looking for hemp building experts, look no further. We are experts when it comes to building structures with hemp. Hemp is simply a method of insulating a building and providing a building envelope, making it easy to apply lime plaster.
It is eco-friendly to build with hemp, which is equivalent to insulating and sealing a building. If the hemp building is done in the right manner, there are usually no spaces for heat loss. Hemp being a thermal mass is generally remarkable as it is capable of retaining heat during the warmer periods. When the temperatures are low, it releases the retained heat hence reducing the heating costs.
As much as lime plaster is a robust and durable building material, it is worth noting that it can also be harmful. Lime plaster is made of alkaline material and can quickly burn your eyes and skin. It, therefore, requires that you handle it cautiously. Wearing protective clothing, safety glasses, and gloves when handling lime plaster, is highly recommended.
If you have been planning to work on your new building project or renovating your old home, then we will be happy if you made us your partner. We have many years of experience, and we have what it takes to give you the best results.