Author Archives: Duncan Ridge

Limecrete floor St. Buryan

Lime pointing, rendering and plastering in Cornwall

We waited a week after laying the base screed to apply a natural, pigmented lime finish floor by hand. Lime can be unpredictable by nature and can be affected by ambient temperatures and weather conditions.. in this case, the workforce were back on site at 1am to ensure the perfect finish!

Lime plastering Helston

Lime pointing, rendering and plastering in Cornwall

This one of our most recent projects in Helston. The customer had recently purchased this property which was suffering from damp problems due to the walls being covered in cement. Here are some pictures of the internal lime putty plastering and the external lime rendering ‘we also like icing cakes’… After doing such a great […]

3 coat lime render – Cusgarne South Cornwall

Lime pointing, rendering and plastering in Cornwall
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Cusgarne is a quiet village that sits in the middle between the towns of Redruth and Truro, about 6 miles from each town in South Cornwall. We were contacted by a new client who had been let down by his previous builder. Naturally we were happy to help to lime render this lovely property, in this […]

Lime Rendering and Bag Rub St Ives


One of the biggest factors of damp problems in old houses throughout Cornwall is the continued use of paint on top of the stonework. The paint does not allow the outside surface to breathe. I’m sure that when our Cornish ancestors built our already picturesque properties, they didn’t envisage their handiwork being covered up. So […]

Period Property in St Kew Damp Problems Cured

This period property in St Kew Cornwall had damp problems on the ground floor. Many properties of this age would not have had any damp proof membrane installed when originally built. To rectify this, we insulated it with recycled, foamed glass followed by an underfloor heating system and finally, a layer of Limecrete screed. This gives […]

Lime Rendering Technique Called Harling

In this short video, Duncan demonstrates ‘Dubbing Out’ using a technique known as Harling. The video shows the first of three coats of lime render going on. This helps the mortar bind to the stone work, which gives the next coat a decent key.