03.Lime Plastering

03. Lime Plastering
Looking for an experienced trustworthy team for your lime plastering project?

The inside of a property is what turns a house in to a home. It’s where we live our lives, where we eat as a family and where we sleep at night.

These are the reasons why interiors are so important and it’s why Lime Plasters play such a vital role in the fabric of any building. Its breathable qualities make Lime Plasters a better choice from a health perspective as well as an environmental point of view. They control moisture more effectively and allow older building to breathe better by expanding and contracting where required.

Lime Plaster may be a traditional way of working but when it’s applied by the highly skilled, experienced craftsman at Leyden then the result is perfect, leaving clients safe in the knowledge that they’ve done the right thing for the building.

What makes us a little bit different?

All surfaces

Lime plasters play a vital role with the interior fabric of a building. They’re an environmental and health-conscious choice that control moisture.


At Leyden, we’re well known across the South-West region as experienced lime plastering specialists.


As a business, Leyden is fully insured as is every one of the tradesman in our team. Our business is based on our reputation and that’s what our customers rely on.

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Experts in the South-West

Leyden are well respected across the whole of the South-West region as heritage experts and lime plastering specialists.

From our base in Plymouth, we cover Devon and Cornwall as well as Somerset, working on period property and historical buildings.

We’re well known to conservation officers and specialist architects in the region with a reputation for doing the ‘right thing’ for the buildings that we work on.

Five-star service

As heritage specialists, we have an unrivalled reputation across the region. Our lime plastering is well known as a five-star service as are our lime rendering and repointing services.

Leyden work in an almost obsessive way, making sure that our clients are happy with the finish we create and that the building itself is well preserved for the future.

People in our industry often refer to the fact that when it comes to heritage work, there’s a ‘way of doing things’ and then there’s a ‘Leyden way of doing things’ … it’s different.

"My wife and I live in a heritage property, some 180 years old. Of the four double chimney stacks one has been leaking badly into the house. We have been fortunate enough to find Leyden, who in our opinion, displayed exceptional levels of craftsmanship. The chimney needed all of its render removed, accounting to some two tons, and re-plastering in traditional lime and horsehair. This was all hand formed without modern aids and the result is spectacular. My wife and I have no hesitation in recommending Leyden to anyone in need of preserving an old building to a very high standard."

Martin and Loretta Powell

The process is easy

We’ve deliberately made the process of working with us as easy as possible. It starts with a conversation, is followed by a site visit and then we recommend the best possible route for your project.

Step one:

Get in touch

Our contact details are on this site and you can either call or email us. If you do send an email, please give us some basic information on what you require or what type of project you have. That way we can respond in the most effective way.

Step two:

Site visit

It’s our belief that you can’t possibly price a project unless you visit the site in person. Doing this, prevents unexpected surprises later on in the process but it also allows for everyone involved to decide if the relationship will work.

Step three:

Serious craft

Since we started the business, we’ve secured a reputation for experience, knowledge and appreciation of heritage buildings. The service we offer is unrivalled throughout the South-West region because we’re good at what we do. At Leyden, we’re serious about craftsmanship.

Contact Us
If you would like to talk to us about a renovation, restoration or redevelopment project, then please feel free to use the enquiry form below.

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