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Rickards Period Plastering provides a professional application of Traditional plastering techniques through-out Bury St Edmunds & Suffolk.
Encompassing the provision of the haired /fibre chalk mix, bespoke pargeting, daub and clay plasters through to the new breed of Eco renders.
Whether working within the precious historic environment or upon a unique Architecturally designed new build we endeavour to provide a skill set and delivery of a product at the height of our industry.
We have an extensive background catalogue of work, providing quality plastering, using Lime, Clay and Eco renders through-out the East Anglia region.
We have been at forefront of the use of lime mixes and the application to the vernacular building stock of East Anglia with innovative materials and their development, such as Haired chalk, Fibre chalk, Thermalime and Warmcoat for nearly twenty years.
Our portfolio does the talking, some of our clients we have been engaged for with a number of years undergoing a scheduled yearly rolling project of plaster works, replacing the degradation of years gone by, inappropriate materials and sometimes poor design.
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Mike has worked with us to restore the exterior lime plaster to our home for the last two years. He is a consummate professional whose passion for his craft shines through in the work he produces. A pleasure to work with he comes highly recommended.
Thank you for your help with the re-rendering of our cottage in traditional lathe and lime plaster. Your technical advice and guidance early on helped us to understand what was required. The work undertaken was of the highest standard and the cost was in line with the quotation provided. We were very impressed with the tidiness during the work and the finish was outstanding, which has been commented on by many people. All in all a first class job and we have no hesitation in recommending your services to others.
Mike has worked along side us on our contracts as we have on his for a number of years. I can highly recommend Mikes work, his knowledge of period properties and working with Lime. His skills set is second to none, as is his attention to detail, his reliability and honest approach to his work. Mike is just plain good at what he does, use him you will not be disappointed.
Jill and I would like to place on record our complete satisfaction with the work you have done on our cottage. When we started the project we had no idea by how much it would grow, but as it became clear that the work would entail much more substantive replacement we appreciated your most helpful guidance and adivice at each stage.
In utilising the unique haired or fibre chalk renders that are part of the vernacular heritage of East Anglian finishes to match the curves, movement and wayward elevations of the 16th C timber frame or the classical straight lines of the Regency period can be achieved.
Facade decoration greatly associated with East Anglia. Whether the requirement is to repair historic detail to an existing elevation, to commission new design or replicate recently uncovered work we can provide a full design and application service.
The salvage and reconstitution of this priceless part of our historic built environment can produce stunning results. Similar techniques can be used with clay plasters used within timber framed buildings and clay lump buildings within our region.
From repairing and reinstating lost lath and lime plaster within historic buildings or installation of modern clay plaster within the 21st C Eco market an ‘improved’ living environment can be achieved.