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Lime Plaster & Lime Plastering

Lime plaster is the plaster traditionally found in many historic buildings and has the advantage over many modern plasters of being flexible and moving with the building.


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Companies supplying goods or services for Lime Plaster & Lime Plastering
A D Holden Plastering
18 The Leys, Singleton, Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0HR
Tel 01243 811863
Email: historicplasterwork@hotmail.com
A family trade since prior to 1840, specialising in repair and renewal of plasterwork to historic buildings including churches and timber framed buildings. Specialisms include riven oak/softwood lath and haired lime putty plaster work, wattle and daub panels, period cornice work and limewash/distemper. Projects have included Bishop's Place, Chichester, Goodwood House, Chichester, Hambledon Church, Hampshire, St Peter's Church, Titchfield and the Merchant's House, Marlborough. The company operates thought throughout the south of England including Sussex, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Kent and Dorset. Associate Member of the Worshipful Company of Plaisterers (Plasterers).
Artisan Plastercraft Ltd
Holmshaw Business Park, Layhams Road, Keston, Kent, BR2 6AR
Tel 01959 571 135
Email: info@artisanplastercraft.com
Website: www.artisanplastercraft.com
Specialists in plaster restoration, bespoke plasterwork, Lath & Lime plaster and GRC and Jesmonite for heritage, residential and commercial environments. Our professional team comprises of designers, model and mould-makers, skilled craftsmen and project managers – all of who are dedicated to delivering the very best service, products and finish. They are experts in plaster restoration in historic listed buildings and are proud to have worked on some of the UK's most prestigious buildings like the Palace of Westminster; Wallace Museum; Royal Academy of Arts.
Bosence Building Conservation
Unit 4, Barcombe Business Units, Sewells Farm, Barcombe, Lewes, East Sussex BN8 5FH
Tel 07971 433865
Email: info@bosence.co.uk
Website: www.bosence.co.uk
Bosence Building Conservation specialising in traditional lime plastering, decorative ceilings and friezes. They offer a range of conservation skills, using appropriate vernacular materials and techniques wherever possible. They have a thorough knowledge of styles and practices.
Conserv
Lee Road, Bolckow Industrial Estate, Grangetown, Middlesbrough, Cleveland TS6 7AR
Tel 01642 430 099
Email: info@conserv.co.uk
Website: www.lime-mortars.co.uk
Lime mortar suppliers and building conservation merchant, including Lime Mortar, Lime Render, Lime Plaster, Lime Putty and Limewash. Conserv is an online builder's merchant for traditional building materials, brought to you by Stone Tech (Cleveland) Ltd, specialist stone masonry and restoration contractors with more than thirty years commercial experience. As a customer you can also take advantage of our stonemasons' specialist knowledge. We are proud to offer this range of building tools, conservation materials and stone care products. CONSERV. is a registered trademark of Stone Tech (Cleveland) Ltd.
Country House Renovations Ltd
Cedar Barn, Longborough, Nr. Moreton in Marsh. Gloucestershire. GL56 0QY
Tel 01451 832554
Email: enquiries@chr-ltd.co.uk
Website: www.chr-ltd.co.uk
Country House Renovations is an established specialist building contractor, adept in building renovation of Listed and period properties. Located in the north Cotswolds we undertake high quality traditional building projects throughout Gloucestershire and the adjoining counties of Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Oxfordshire. Our primary field of work is the alteration / restoration of domestic property particularly for the discerning client using our employed team of highly skilled tradesmen who include stone masons, carpenters/joiners, stone slate roofers, lime plasterers and painter/decorators. Projects undertaken vary from the modest repair and maintenance job to the complete property renovation / new build project.
Daedalus Conservation
Higher Barn, Holt Mill, Melbury Osmond, Dorset DT2 0XL
Tel 01935 83923 Fax 01935 83924
Email: info@daedalusconservation.co.uk
Website: www.daedalusconservation.co.uk
Daedalus Conservation is the specialist historical repair and conservation division of the traditional building contractor, R W Armstrong. It is an experienced principal contractor and specialist trade contractor, based in the South West but operating throughout the UK. Daedalus Conservation specialise in the repair and conservation of historic buildings, providing expert consultancy, advice and design, as well as offering all of the associated principal services; stonemasonry, carpentry and fine joinery, heavy oak carpentry, lime plasterwork and brickwork.
Fair Oak Traditional Plastering
Fair Oak Traditional Plastering, 96A Sandy Lane, Fair Oak, Hampshire, SO50 8GD
Tel 07825803996
Email: info@fotp.co.uk
Website: www.fotp.co.uk
Fair Oak Traditional Plastering offer a complete internal and external lath & lime plastering service specialising in the restoration of listed and historic buildings. With a wealth of knowledge garnered from over 25 years in the plastering trade we provide experience, efficiency and care to all work undertaken. Working throughout Hampshire and surrounding counties of Berkshire, Dorset, Surrey, Sussex and Wiltshire. Internal & external lath & lime plastering, lime washing, wattle & daub.
Geoffrey Preston Ltd
Halscombe Farm Workshop, Halscombe Lane, Ide, Devon EX2 9TQ
Tel 01392 811421
Email: info@geoffreypreston.co.uk
Website: www.geoffreypreston.co.uk
Geoffrey Preston is one of the UK’s leading architectural sculptors, creating sculpture and decorative plasterwork for buildings, interiors and gardens. He studied at Hornsey College of Art and was a founding director of two of the country's most respected conservation companies, at the helm of many significant projects including the restoration of the 18th century hand-modelled plasterwork at Uppark House. Recent projects include the new Great Drawing Room ceiling at Great Fulford (commended in the 2013 Georgian Group Awards and winner of the 2013 Plaisterer’s Trophy), and a commission for a landscape in stucco for the Royal Albert Memorial Museum.
Hayles & Howe Limited
Templegate, Mead Rise, Bristol BS3 4RP
Tel 0117 972 7200 Fax 0117 971 2232
Email: info@haylesandhowe.co.uk
Website: www.haylesandhowe.co.uk
Hayles and Howe are based in Bristol (UK) and Baltimore (USA) with over thirty years experience in traditional fibrous plaster, scagliola and lime plaster. The company specialises in the production of ornamental plaster including cornice, coving, ceiling roses, corbels and ornamental Strapwork ceilings from an extensive catalogue. Their design and modelling teams produce exquisite custom plasterwork, while their restoration and conservation teams have worked on many prestigious private and public buildings, theatres and churches.
Hirst Conservation Ltd
Head Office, Laughton , Sleaford, Lincolnshire NG34 0HE London Office, 75 Cowcross Street, London EC1M 6EL
Tel 01529 497449 (Sleaford) 0800 068 5418 (London) Fax 01529 497518
Email: pa@hirst-conservation.com
Website: www.hirst-conservation.com
Hirst Conservation, established in 1986 by Elizabeth Hirst, who was trained by the Bakers, who were amongst the UK’s most eminent conservators of wall paintings and limestone sculpture. They are on the Conservation Register and employs a number of PACR accredited conservators. The company structure includes a wide range of disciplines, including stone and sculpture, lime plastering , metal and bronze, stucco, decorative finishes, wall paintings, materials analysis, paint research and easel paintings conservation, using experienced conservators. Other aspects of their work include cleaning of building surfaces, gilding, environmental monitoring, moisture and salts profiling, condition surveys, and remedying ceiling suspension.
Inglenook Restoration Ltd
17 Horseshoe Crescent, Camberley, Surrey GU15 4DH
Tel 01276 502 726 Mob: 07860 225 492
Email: info@fireplacerestorationsurrey.co.uk
Website: www.fireplacerestorationsurrey.co.uk
With over 10 years experience with period and listed buildings we offer a friendly reliable service and our aim is to repair the Inglenook fireplace to its former glory that will give you years of comfort and pleasure. The service we offer to our clients is comprehensive – from the initial full consultation and site visit survey – to the full repair and rebuild of the Inglenook fireplace, chimney, brickwork, stonework, lime pointing and lime plastering. And supplying all materials required – period bricks,terracotta floor tiles and paviours, reclaimed oak beams,etc. We operate in Surrey and the surrounding counties.
Mike Wye & Associates Ltd
Buckland Filleigh Sawmills, Buckland Filleigh, Devon, EX21 5RN
Tel 01409-281644
Email: sales@mikewye.co.uk
Website: www.mikewye.co.uk
Mike Wye & Associates are one of the foremost UK suppliers of sustainable, natural and traditional building materials and systems. Our extensive product range includes: traditional lime mortars and plasters, natural hydraulic limes, sustainable insulation (such as recycled foam glass for limecrete floors, cork, wood fibre and sheep's wool), beautiful polished plasters, and natural paints, oils and waxes. Having our own team of specialist contractors, our advice is founded on the practical application of our products in the real world - therefore ensuring successful results and optimum performance of the products and systems we supply.
North Staffs Plastering Ltd
17 Clarence Street, Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 1DF
Tel 0800 083 5464
Email: info@northstaffsplastering.co.uk
Website: www.northstaffsplastering.co.uk
North Staffs Plastering is an established plastering business based in Staffordshire, we have been in the industry for many years and therefore boast a wealth of experience in what we do; we employ over 40 tradesmen who have the experience and expertise to carry out all aspects of plastering work. We work nationwide, in London, Stoke on Trent, Cheshire, Wilmslow, Alderley Edge, Knutsford and more. We offer a range of services including lime plastering, screeding, cornice & coving, lime rendering and lath & plaster, plastering and venetian polished plaster.
Old House Store
Unit 2 Paddock Road Industrial Estate, Paddock Road, Caversham, Reading Berkshire RG4 5BY & Market Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1SX
Tel +44 (0) 118 946 9146 Fax 0118 969 8822
Email: enquiries@oldhousestore.co.uk
Website: www.oldhousestore.co.uk
The Old House Store are builders merchants for traditional building and ecological materials with shops in Caversham and Woodstock. Products include lime and plasters, mortar and renders ingredients, pozzolans, sands, lime putty, non-hydraulic limes, hydraulic limes, riven laths, staves, daub and split Hazel. Building products include brick, clay roof tiles, flint, conservation rooflights, framing pegs, tile pegs, riven battens, cast iron radiators, sheepswool insulation, gates, timber flooring. Paints include Limewash, pigments and silicate paints. Window and door ironmongery, handforged and brassware, includes stays, fasteners, rim locks, strap, butterfly and H hinges, Suffolk and Norfolk latches, planked doors, and rosehead nails.
Owlsworth IJP
Unit 2 Paddock Road Industrial Estate, Caversham, Reading, Berkshire RG4 5BY
Tel 01189 469 169
Email: info@ijp.co.uk
Website: www.owlsworthijp.co.uk
Owlsworth IJP is a company that has an understanding and appreciation of traditional properties, building techniques and materials, with years of experience in the sympathetic and careful repair of properties. Clients include The National Trust, English Heritage, Historic Royal Palaces and several County Councils as well as numerous private clients.They employ their own highly skilled team of craftsmen capable of providing a host of traditional craft skills, using techniques passed down the generations. These skills include carpentry, joinery, plastering, bricklaying, stonemasonry, blacksmithing and millwrighting.
Saint Astier Natural Hydraulic Limes and Mortars (Chaux et Enduits de Saint Astier - CESA)
See website for distributors and stockists
Tel 0845 500 3534
Email: technical@stastier.co.uk
Website: www.stastier.co.uk
St Astier Natural Hydraulic Limes (NHL) have been producing lime since 1851. Products include lime for mortar, plaster and render as well as limewash paint. The experience acquired over the years is shared with the user through the assistance available from the Technical Department and from carefully chosen specialist distributors, able to assess the type of lime mortar, plaster or render required. The products are distributed in the uk through this network of companies specialising in lime mortar for conservation and restoration, who are happy to assist with mortar design, aggregate choice and training.
Schärer Conservation
Plas Muriau Betws-y-coed Conwy North Wales LL24 0HD
Tel 01690 710201 Fax 01690 710201
Email: post@scharerconservation.co.uk
Website: www.scharerconservation.co.uk
Schärer Conservation are skilled craftsmen and qualified conservators of artefacts and the fabric of historic buildings, including conservation of sculpture, monuments and mosaics, painted and applied decorative surfaces, on stone, plaster and wood. The building conservation team is skilled in lime plastering, decorative plasterwork, limewashing, wattle and daub, slate roofing and masonry. The company is headed by Ned Schärer, whose experience includes working for Westminster Abbey ( including the Opus Sectile Sacrarium Cosmati pavement), the National Museums, and work for Friends of Friendless Churches and The Landmark Trust.
Stevensons of Norwich Ltd
Roundtree Way, Norwich NR7 8SQ
Tel 01603 400824 Fax 01603 405113
Email: info@stevensonsofnorwich.com
Website: www.stevensonsofnorwich.com
Stevensons of Norwich Limited, established for 27 years, specialise in the design, manufacture, supply and installation of standard & bespoke mouldings in fibrous plaster, GRG, jesmonite and GRP. They restore and repair historic plasterwork and use traditional methods and materials to carry out lime plasterwork and lath and plaster. They offer advice, surveys, reports and quotations. Reports include analysis of original materials in the laboratory where appropriate.
StoneCo Limited
StoneCo Limited, Edginswell Lane, Torquay, Devon TQ2 7JF
Tel 01803 616451 Fax 01803 616261
Email: enquiries@stoneco.co.uk
Website: www.stoneco.co.uk
StoneCo Ltd are one of the leading stone masons and stonework contractors in the South West, including historic property stone restoration and conservation. Their fully skilled, trained and approved operators, including one of the only NVQ qualified stone cleaners in the South West and all their workforce hold Heritage CSCS skill specific card accreditation. They are are approved contractors for specialist equipment such as Stonehealth`s Joss Torc and DOFF. They also have extensive knowledge and experience in lime work including plasters, mortars and renders.
The Thatching & Building Company
Thatcher’s Rest, Levens Green, Ware, Herts SG11 1HD
Tel 01920 438710 Fax 01920 438710
Email: enquiries@thatchingandbuilding.co.uk
Website: www.thatchingandbuilding.co.uk
The Thatching & Building Company specialises in the care, repair and building of oak-framed properties. The company is able to offer a complete building solution particularly relevant to owners of Listed Buildings where a range of traditional skills is important. They also offer a full thatching service including detailed specifications for roof framing as well as providing precise design details for the building of new timber-framed structures.
The Traditional Lime Company
Church Farm, Leckhampton, Cheltenham, Glos GL53 0QJ
Tel 01242 525444
Email:
Website: www.traditionallime.co.uk
The aim of the Traditional Lime Company is to promote the use of lime building products by offering a complete service. With experience gained over two decades they can provide expert technical support that includes mortar analysis, on site guidance and advice. They can design mortar mixes to replicate historic mortars using our comprehensive sand library and they work together with specifiers to create the correct products for each project. The company manufactures a wide range of lime putty (non-hydraulic) mortars, renders and plasters and are main distributors for St Astier Natural Hydraulic Lime products.
WPD Productions Ltd
8 Sutherland Road, London N17 0BN
Tel 020 8885 1515
Email: Sibylle.heil@btinternet.com
Website: www.wpdproduction.com
Specialist decorators and lime plasterers. We work on historic properties and heritage sites throughout London and the surrounding counties. We offer all services related to the use of lime including plastering, interior and exterior lime rendering, washes, moulds, casting, detail work and colour matching of substrate. We also offer consultancy and project management services. Please see our website for further details.
Chalk Down Lime Ltd, The Yard Gate Farm Northiam Road Staplecross Nr Robertsbridge East Sussex TN32 5RP Telephone 01580 830092 Fax 01580 830096 Website: www.chalkdownlime.co.uk
Skillington Workshop Limited, Baxter’s Yard 35-40 Stuart Street Grantham Lincolnshire NG31 9AF Telephone 01476 565671 Fax 01476 566524 Website: www.skillingtons.co.uk
Stuart Preece & Sons, Ludlow, Shropshire Telephone 01584 878341 Website: www.stuartpreece.co.uk