Lime Plaster Blog

New life for an Old bridge in Quebec...

I have come across yet another fine piece of Timber Frame Heritage Conservation within Canada...a very reputable timber framing Company out of Quebec, Hamlet Heavy Timberwork, is working to preserve a part of our Canadian built heritage. Check out their website and see some of the amazing work they have carried out.

Happy Holidays from all of us...

We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Happy Holiday and a Happy New Year from all of us at 'The Lime Plaster Company'. Thank you for your ongoing support and business throughout 2011. It has been a great year for us in more ways than one.

Another great example of the importance of Heritage Conservation in our Communities...

The Kinsol Trestle is a significant wooden railway bridge that crosses the Koksilah River at Mile 51.1 on the decommissioned CNR Cowichan line. Originally conceived by the Canadian Northern Pacific Railway in 1917, construction was delayed by the First World War and it wasn't until 1920 that the bridge was finally completed.

A little bit about Breathability and Humdity Control...

Many times I imagine most of you have heard the word 'Breathability' mentioned when refering to Lime or Clay based stucco's and plasters. Generally it is explained that this is a materials ability to allow vapour to pass freely through it, improving indoor air qaulity and protecting against mold growth, rot etc. This in essence is true, however, there is a little bit more to it than that.

A Fresh Start in Dundas, Ontario

As we say good-bye to Autumn and enter into another great Canadian Winter we thought we would feature the recently completed exterior pictures from a beautiful home in Dundas, Ontario, as we will be spending the Winter working on interior projects as Mother Nature runs her course.

Strawbale Construction---More Than Just a Residential Option

I thought I would share a little news article I recently read from across the pond in the 'old country'. As you may or may not be aware of, Sustainable and Green construction is taking a lead in the UK, with innovative and exciting new ideas. One such idea is the ever growing use of Strawbale construction...with a twist!

An original blend...

  

We recently finished putting the final coat of Lime Stucco on a great little addition in the Alexander & Bay area of Hamilton, Ontario. Our scope of work was to match the existing original Lime Stucco finish on the exterior of the building to a new addition to the home, using an appropriate code approved system.

A must read...

The notion of 'Green' is not just a word describing the best practices we should all use in our construction industry but more it is a word to describe an entire lifestyle. There are many publications out there striving to communicate their ideas of a green movement but they are always very specific about their topic and almost all talk about very similar things.

What's Durisol?

As time goes by and with the successful completion of more and more Green and Sustainable projects, we at The Lime Plaster Company continue to notice the increasing number of familiar old materials being used in our construction industry. One of these materials is a product called Durisol. Durisol blocks are a pre-cast Cement/Wood chip block which contain only natural ingredients. They are composed of specially graded recycled waste wood which is chipped into wood fiber which is then mineralized and bonded with cement.

Our Newest Addition to the Company Roll-Call...

As The Lime Plaster Company expands we wanted to share our great news and latest addition to the team. Born September 18th at 4:33pm weighing 7lbs 12oz.

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