02.Lime Renders

02. Lime Renders
Looking for an experienced trustworthy team for your lime render project?

When it comes to the outside of a building, the render is so much more important that you might think and Lime Renders are the very best way of producing impressive results.

Devon Cottage, bag rubbed and repointed in lime mortar

Not only does a Lime Render act as a protective layer for the brick work of the building but it also gives any property that a perfect finish, whether that’s with a clean, uncomplicated look or a more traditional touch with stucco detail, cornices and moldings.

The reason that Lime Renders are so sought after on older building is because they allow buildings to breath better with a degree of expansion and contraction in the material itself.

Finishing an exterior with Lime Render requires genuine craftsmanship and it really isn’t something that a standard plasterer should ever take on. Here at Leyden we understand Lime Renders. We understand how the material works, how it breathes and how it should be applied to create that perfect traditional finish.

What makes us a little bit different?

All surfaces

Lime renders are vital to all surfaces on historical buildings, offering breathability as well as complete protection.


Leyden are one of the most experienced and well-respected heritage and lime render specialists in the South-West.


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.

A church re-plastered in a lime mortar
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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 render 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 rendering is well known as a five-star service as are our lime repointing and plastering 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.

The service we offer is second to none, but it’s not just us that say that, it’s our clients that do as well.

"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.

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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.