Lime renders are traditionally applied to give protection to walls built of poor quality rubble stone or porous brick or to walls in exposed locations facing driving winds. They help by acting like a sponge, absorbing rainfall then allowing it to evaporate rather than soak into the wall.
This traditional finish is now becoming increasingly popular in the restoration of older buildings because of its breathable qualities.
Choosing the correct materials is the key to a good long term result. At McAuliffe Bros Plastering we always recommend that a materials expert is consulted to choose the correct materials.
We work with Stoneware Studios , traditional building materials expert, to ensure that the right materials are always chosen.