Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a minimum size for projects?
We have a minimum area for projects of 15m2
What is Venetian Plaster & where did it all start?
The History of Venetian Plaster (Decorative stucco) has Ritch heritage, dating back several thousand years. Its origin: some believe emergence was in Venice during the Renaissance period, other suggest it Originated in Ancient Egypt.
Venetian Plaster originates in sea beds from many years compressed layers of crushed shell which takes thousands of years, if not millions to form became more popular in the Roman Empire to imitate Natural Stone surfaces inside palazzos, villa and cathedrals, Artisans would blend lime plaster with marble then trowel it on to walls & Ceilings with a Spatula Trowel in multiple thin layers with short overlapping strokes to get the desires finish once finished the Plaster was cool to the touch, Marmoriono , with its durability , natural beaty appearance of natural stone became more popular and was used extensively on Surfaces in Venice.
In the mid 1900’s Carlo Scarpa, an Italian Architect, began using glues and resins to achieve the same effect. In doing so he changed the process taking this from a seven-layer system to a three.
Both Old and new Versions can achieve truly outstanding decorative affects, we are lucky to have this technique to keep our historic Buildings looking of natural beautiful with this handcrafted technique created also updated over thousands of years this material has proven itself is still Achieving its natural beauty after all this time.
Authentic Venetian Plaster with a limestone base is one of the most natural substances you can use in your home.
It’s also one of the most enduring and works well in areas of dampness. Its non-toxic and low VOCs. It is breathable because it allows moisture to escape through porous surface, making it water resistant, anti mould and mildew, making it ideal for Bathrooms, shower rooms and wet areas, as well as interior and exterior walls.
Whether you want an old world, rustic look throughout your home. Or perhaps to enhance the look of a contemporary project, there’s a whole range of bespoke finishes Available.
What is Micro Cement?
Micro Cement is a material made up of Liquid Polymer and special Cement Mixture that is blended manually before each application depending final aesthetic the customer has chosen.
With Thickness of around 3millimeters, Micro Cement can cover most types of surfaces if sound, Solid Structure due to its remarkable adhesive properties, its resistance to impact, abrasions and make it suitable for heavy traffic like corridors, Retail spaces, Stairs, and for any environment and circumstance. This is true to interior and exterior spaces, all without losing Colour or style.
Micro Cement is becoming an up-and-coming material within Architecture & Interior Designers and becoming very Popular choice when renovations to existing Buildings of new Construction Buildings.
Micro Cement can be fully waterproofed Micro Cement Can be used Interior also Exterior Use.
If the Existing Surface is Sound / Solid with no Movement then Micro Cement to all areas like existing Screeded floors, Old Existing Tiles, Most Wooden Floors, or any other Solid Structure.
Making new Furniture is becoming very Popular with this Material Micro Cement, Tabletops to Outside BBQ Areas, Bathroom Vanity Units and becoming quiet the Trend.
Micro Cement is a Material on the rise within the Interior Design and becoming more popular with Larger Facilities, Hotels / Architects / Interior Design / Restaurants / Bars / Swimming Pools / Sports Centres / Retail Spaces / Shower Cubicles / Bathrooms / Hot Tub Areas with a Unique Seamless Bespoke Finish throughout.
All Micro Cement Materials can be Sealed as a Fully Waterproofed System.
Finished in a Matt / Satin / Gloss Sealer
View microcement gallery here.
What Is Tadelakt Plaster?
This is one of the most requested finishes and very popular withing Interior Design also Architecture finishes, Mutual colour are very popular or the muffled look.
Tadelakt, sometimes referred to as Moroccan Plaster, is a Traditional plaster in digamous to the Marrakesh region of Morocco that can be used as a stylish wall & Ceiling coverings as an alternative to tiles.
Tadelakt is a traditional Moroccan Wall Surfacing Technique Composed of Lime Plaster and black Soaps made from Olives. When the ingredients are combined, a Chemical reaction the two creates a waterproof membrane, making Tadelakt plaster suitable for Showers and bathroom Wet Areas.
Moroccan Wall Finish Tadelakt Plaster has a Smooth Natural Stone feel with a Matt Shiny Look with Traditional Polishing Methods with Polishing Soaps & Natural River Stones.
Can Be sealed with Natural Tadelakt Soaps (Kreidezeit) or Black Olive oil Soap to give the Fully Waterproof Seal, with a Seamless Finish, creating a waterproof seal rubbing a Riverstone over the final layer to seal or a Burnishing trowel can be used pending the affect for the chosen area.
Low Maintenance Cleaning, the Surface is resistant to Mould & anti Bacteria making it perfect for Damp areas like Bathrooms, Spas, Showers.
Avoid Cleaning with Harsh Bleach Solvent Materials as this may destroy the Waterproof Membrane installed, Clean with a warm damp cloth.
Clean with Natural Tadelakt Soaps to keep the Natural Moroccan Finish to give you the High-Class Natural Feel of being Total Unique to relax & Unwind & Enjoy.