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Plaster conservation is an important part of our work, both conservation of ornamental plasterwork and conservation of simpler but historically important plastering.scroll down
Our experienced lime renderers first remove failed or inappropriate pointing and use their honed building techniques to administer fresh lime pointing. This allows the building to breathe and expel moisture, creating a much more comfortable atmosphere inside the building and helps combat damp problems.
On request, we can match both the style and colour to suit your home to ensure that we provide a full lime pointing service that you’re guaranteed to enjoy.
A lime rendered finish is both durable and beautiful and helps pre 1900 buildings remain dry and healthy.
Older buildings such as those made from cob and stone have no damp proof course and often suffer from moisture wicking up from the ground so a lime finish enables the building to shed such moisture through evaporation. This provides a comfortable space internally as the lime helps regulate moisture vapour, rather than harbouring a clammy atmosphere.
When undertaking a lime rendering project, we strip and repair the area before applying a key or scat coat followed by three coats of lime render. We use two base coats which have plenty of hair in to add tensile durability and a sponged top coat to leave your walls looking beautiful and smooth.
Having completed many building renovations and restoration projects in Lancashire, Cumbria and throughout the UK, L.J Richards has a reputation to be proud of. Knowing how best to maintain your building and how to spot any issues as they occur could save you a lot of money in the long run.
Some of our lime work is the removal of external cement renders and replacement with lime renders. After an initial survey, we can provide you with a report detailing what work will be necessary over what time period, the price range that you can expect to pay, and the priority that each item of work should take.