Lath & Lime

Hayles and Howe are specialists in the use of lime plaster and have been involved in many prestigious lime restoration and conservation projects. The use of lime as a building material has been dated to 5600 BC and is therefore a tradition worth preserving. When approaching a new lime plaster project Hayles and Howe are more than happy to visit a site at the pre-contract stage under their consultancy umbrella; this involves a thoroughly researched approach and written report if required.

Conservation work includes securing failing historic plaster coats to existing backgrounds, patch repairs and replacing failed, external renders with new. The experienced teams can successfully apply successive coats of haired lime plaster, whether applied to lath, brick or stone background.

Hayles and Howe are experienced in completing both small and large complex projects, working closely with conservation bodies, clients and main contractors to restore properties to their original atmospheric and timeless beauty. Lime plaster work undertaken includes; running of cornices in-situ to match existing as well as repairing architraves, sills and over windows.

All lime plaster projects, small or large are given the same high attention to detail, so please contact the Hayles and Howe staff for more information.

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Anglican Chapel – Case Study

Requiring the use of traditional methods of lime skimming and plastering only, the restoration of this Victorian, Grade I listed chapel in the heart of Bristol was an extensive and incredibly challenging restoration project.

House of Muses – Case Study

Hayles and Howe were commissioned to create a structure for contemplation for the Museum of London as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2014. The team relished using their skills creating a modern installation with a render finish and our own plaster work and scagliola.

Why Hayles & Howe?

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The high standard of craftsmanship the company achieves has been recognised by many awards including the Queens’s Award, the Plaisterers’ Trophy and Humber Silver Salver to name a few.

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We are an International company which was established in Bristol, England in 1978 by David Hayles to specialise in the manufacture of ornamental plaster and scagliola.

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We have a talented team of designers and modellers with more than thirty years of experience, they are dedicated to fulfilling any design brief the company receives.