Professional Lime Plastering Service
Mid West Lime Ltd carry out a comprehensive range of restoration & conservation services including Professional Lime Plastering Service
At Mid West Lime, we offer professional Lime Plastering services to enhance the beauty and durability of your interior & exterior walls. Our team of experts specialises in traditional lime plastering techniques, providing exceptional results for both residential and commercial projects.
Why Choose Lime Plastering?
Clean Water and Internal Walls: Lime plastering is an excellent choice for internal walls due to its breathability and ability to regulate moisture. Lime allows the walls to “breathe,” preventing the buildup of dampness and mold. Additionally, lime plastering requires the use of clean water, ensuring a healthier indoor environment.
Base Plasters and Lime Render: Our skilled craftsmen apply base plasters, which serve as a foundation for lime render. Lime render provides a protective and decorative finish, adding character and elegance to your walls. It can be customized to achieve different textures and finishes, enhancing the overall aesthetic appeal of your space.
Final Coat and Finishing Touches: The final coat is meticulously applied to ensure a smooth and flawless finish. Our attention to detail ensures that your walls look stunning and visually appealing. We offer a wide range of finishes, from polished to textured, to suit your preferences and design requirements.
Plastering Including Stone or Brick: Our expertise extends to plastering stone or brick surfaces, enhancing their appearance while maintaining their natural charm. Lime plastering on stone or brick surfaces provides a durable and attractive finish that seamlessly integrates with the existing architectural elements.
Our services include the following:
Traditional Lime Plastering?
Our craftsmen are skilled in the art of traditional lime plastering. We use scratch coats, apply lime in single or multiple coats, and carefully float the surface for optimal results. Our commitment to preserving traditional craftsmanship ensures the authenticity and beauty of your lime plastered walls. We provide both external lime plastering and also lime plastering of interior walls.
Internal Lime plastering
There are many different finishes available for internal walls, some of these would be more traditional to certain types of buildings and from which era the building comes from, be it a cottage or a Georgian style house but in the times we live in today it is really down to the personal preference of the client be it a trowelled smooth finish you are after or a coarse more organic feel to the building we will have a finish to suit any palette.
We can also offer Tadelakt a waterproof polished finish for bathrooms and shower areas as an alternative to tiles, all the products we use are 100% lime-based. We have completed many patch repairs to the plaster as a full re-render is not always necessary.
Masonry repointing and repairs
We have completed repointing works on historic structures and ruins from Medieval times right up to more modern structures.
There can be a lot of remedial work involved prior to repointing, this may include window head reinstatement, window reveal repairs, structural crack repairs using Helifix reinforcement, vegetation removal, and grouting.
Limewashing and shelter coats:
Limewash is a traditional decoration layer applied to a lime plaster. Its popularity has declined over the years, but its popularity has been steadily increasing more recently. Along with limewash we offer the option of a shelter coat. The best way to descried this is that it is a hybrid between a plaster and a limewash. It is tougher than limewash and thinner than plaster. Both options can be pigmented to achieve a large colour range.
Cleaning of historic Buildings:
We offer a specialised Ibix Micro Air abrasive cleaning service and Therma Tech super-heated cleaning service. These techniques are sensitive enough for delicate historic surfaces and will not cause damage to the original surface but can remove graffiti, carbonation residue from air pollution, bitumen, oil, paint and limewash.
Maintenance of traditional structures is vital to its longevity.
Regular maintenance is pre-emptive and can prevent catastrophic repair costs. If a leaking roof goes un notices for a number of years the damage that can be caused to the building fabric can be several multiples of what the maintenance cost would have been to repair a slipped slate.
Midwest Lime carry out ongoing maintenance to many public and private buildings. Thermal upgrades of traditionally built structures is something we have a deep interest in. Traditionally built structures are better thermal performers than the current BER system rates them. With relatively low amounts of wall insulation, attic insulation, window refurbishments, and some other small measures traditionally built structures can perform relatively well.
We only use environmentally sustainable materials that are also breathable and work well with breathable wall construction
Brick replacements, brick repairs and all types of brick repointing is carried out by Mid West Lime. We can undertake a full façade restoration of a brick faced building, handling all the scaffold design, permits required and the project management of such a project. Often with these projects the chimneys are repaired and of repointed along with any parapets and window refurbishment. We can carry out all types of brick pointing such as flush and brush pointing, tuck pointing and Irish Wigging.