Heritage Lime Plasterers in Devon & Cornwall 

The Dartmoor Lime Company is the new name for C&G Heritage Plastering. Same established family-owned company, same team.

We provide lime plastering and rendering of heritage and modern properties, from our base in Belstone, near Okehampton in Devon. Company founder, Chris Walsh, has over 30 years experience as a traditional and specialist lime plasterer in the South West. He has gathered around him a team of craftspeople with the skills to be able to complete residential and commercial projects of all sizes and types – all of whom take pride in finishing to an exceptionally high standard. 

Our Lime Work:

  • Traditional Lime Plastering, Rendering and Pointing
  • Lime Putty & Natural Hydraulic Lime (NHL)
  • External Rendering
  • Refurbishment, Renovation and Conservation
  • Lath and Plaster
  • Cob Restoration
  • Eco Cork
  • Lime Pointing
  • Harling
  • Cob Chimney Work
  • Wood Wool Boarding – Internal & External
  • Cork Insulation Boarding – Internal & Eternal
  • Reed Board
  • Sheep’s Wool Insulation

We carry out lime work throughout the South West of England, recently in the areas of Okehampton, Exeter, Plymouth, Tavistock, Newton Abbot and Torbay – from standard construction houses, to period architecture and stone or cob.

Some Recent Lime Plastering Projects

We conduct lime plastering on buildings of all shapes and sizes. Our work has included taking part in restoration projects on some of Devon’s famous heritage buildings, and providing demonstrations of traditional plastering skills.

We are always happy to chat about new projects.

Breathing Life Into Your Property …

We are passionate about the benefits of the correct use of traditional materials, to work with your building and to preserve its future.

Being softer and weaker than stone, brick or cob, and permeable to moisture, lime mortar moves with your building and allows it to breathe. Modern cementitious plasters can create problems with damp by trapping moisture and, because they are often harder than the base material, any movement results in cracks or damage to the masonry. The traditional skills of lime plasterers are the reason why we have such a rich heritage of old buildings in Devon and Cornwall.

We work with natural lime because it is:

Breathable

Breathability is essential in older properties, and properties built using traditional materials and methods. It helps to preserve the structure of the building, reduce damp and create a healthier living environment inside.

Durable

Its flexibility and elasticity allows for the inevitable movement of structures, reducing shrinkage and cracking.

Environmentally Friendly

The plasters are natural, they allow for the recovery and reuse of building materials, and they re-absorb carbon dioxide as they cure.

The Right Material for the Job

Traditional plasters provide an attractive and appropriate finish for heritage properties – and one that has been proven to last!