04.Modern Renders

04. Modern Renders
Looking for an experienced trustworthy team for your modern render project?

At Leyden we’re not just experienced traditional plasters, we also offer some of the most up to date, exterior render finishes with our Thin Coat Systems.

These highly technical, flawless finishes are perfect for those that want low maintenance for the outside of a building. With an embedded mesh material, Thin Coat Systems have impressive insulation qualities and even come pre-coloured so they don’t even need regular painting.

The Leyden team are experienced and highly trained in the application of Thin Coat Systems and each project that we complete comes with a manufacturer backed guarantee which creates total assurance on every job.

What makes us a little bit different?

All surfaces

At Leyden, it’s not just about heritage finishes, we also specialize in ultra-modern, Thin Coat Systems that are perfect for today’s construction industry.


At Leyden, our reputation is based on experience and a well-respected understanding of all interior and exterior finishes, including modern ones.


Every modern render project that we handle is covered by manufacturers insurance which creates complete peace of mind.

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Experts in the South-West

Leyden are well respected across the whole of the South-West region as heritage experts as well as modern render specialists.

From our base in Plymouth, we cover the whole of the South-West region, working on period property and historical buildings and well as modern construction projects.

We’re well known to conservation officers, specialist architects and building inspectors in the area and have a reputation for doing the ‘right thing’ for the buildings that we work on.

Five-star service

As modern render specialists, we have an unrivalled reputation across the region. Our Thin Coat Systems are well known as a five-star service as much as our heritage project work is.

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 all buildings, not just heritage ones. 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.