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 Rich 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 beauty appearance of natural stone became more popular and was used extensively on surface design 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 commercial project or perhaps to enhance the look of a contemporary project, there’s a whole range of unique designs available for your project in a wide range of colours to suite the chosen area.
What is Micro Cement?
Microcement is a modern cement based decorative material installed to a thickness of 2 – 3 mill depending depending on the chosen texture being installed, it is the perfect material to be used as an alternative to tiles, from floors to bathrooms the seamless finish makes the chosen space feel extremely modern and sleek, making the chosen area feel bigger being a seamless finish, making it the perfect material for open plan living in households to commercial retail settings.
Microcement is becoming an up-and-coming a leading material within architecture & interior designers and becoming very popular choice with new buildings – Hotels – Spa’s to renovating existing properties to commercial retail settings.
We work with the leading microcement materials on the market and all the materials we install are 100% waterproof before sealing unlike many other microcement materials available on the current market, avoiding multiple layers of sealers, making the micrcement we install more durable, scratch resistant, hard wearing, more suitable for high traffic areas, perfect for the everyday home and commercial retail settings, we can install this material to floors ceilings and walls, being 100% waterproof before sealers are installed it makes it the perfect material to use for bathrooms or any other wet area.
Belt & Braces Flooring System
We offer a full belt & braces flooring system using polishing machines for the higher traffic areas like Residential – Commercial and Retail , this technique is to install on solid screed floors – liquid screed floors – over existing tiles -concrete stairs the installation is completed over 6-7 days pending drying temperatures, specialist training has been completed with the leading microcement company in the UK to assure a 100 percent quality of works on a fully installed system on your chosen microcement material, please contact us for more information on this for your project.
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.