Rendering is the practice of adding a protective layer of mixed cement, sand and lime plaster to an external wall. It is an extremely old and popular practice that has been used all over the world for centuries. Not only does rendering provide protection from bad weather, it also helps to improve the insulation of your home. You can then decorate the rendered wall as you please!

At M G Plastering, we specialise in a lime rendering and plastering service that can leave the outside of your home with a smooth finish. No matter what material your home has been constructed out of, we can apply the relevant layers of lime plaster in order to help protect your property from the weather.

We specialise in lime rendering, lime plastering and repointing services throughout Stroud, Gloucestershire. If your home is pre-1920s the chances are your property is built with solid brick, stone or cob walls, without a damp proof course. In order for the walls to be able to breathe, you must control the damp that gets into them. To do this, your walls should be lime rendered on the outside and lime plastered and skimmed on the inside.The lime allows the damp that gets into the walls to evaporate out so allowing the walls to breath and stay dry.

The inherent problems with a modern sand and cement render is that any cracks or weak points allows the ingress of water. The water then gets trapped in the wall because cement is impermeable and its harder setting is more susceptible to cracking. 

Whereas a concrete mixture can cause water vapour to become trapped in the stonework which causes damage to the masonry of your property, Lime plaster is porous, which means that any moisture trapped or collected in the stonework can evaporate. Lime rendering can help your property by protecting it from the weather, as well as providing a smooth finish that looks appealing on its own or can be painted on to create a new design.

Softer lime mortar moves with the building, reducing the likelihood of cracking. The paint systems for lime render and plaster should be breathable as well, so a silica based paint is preferable.

When it comes to any lime rendering and plastering work, it is vital that a professional comes to your property to complete the task. Not only are there several health and safety issues to consider when applying any plaster, but, additionally, if it is applied incorrectly you could cause damage to your home.


To find out more about the lime rendering services that we can offer throughout Stroud and the rest of Gloucestershire, call us today on 07968651629 or send us a message through our contact page.