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Plastering & Lime Craft in Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk

Welcome to D R Plastering

Welcome to D R Plastering & Lime Craft, a professional yet competitive plastering service.  


Led by a City & Guilds qualified plasterer with over 30 years’ experience working independently and with many long-established building firms in the area, we cover all aspects of plastering and work only to the very highest of standards, whilst always being respectful to your property.


D R Plastering & Lime Craft based in Bury St Edmunds covers all the East Anglia area, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex.


We undertake all projects from small household renovations and repairs to large property developments and restoration works, using traditional haired lime and thermal lime mixes to the modern-day Monocouche products.


Full public liability insurance ensuring that you and your property are protected.


Free, no obligation quotes given.

Our Services

D R Plastering & Lime Craft offers a range of services, for all your plastering requirements on both new build and period properties. In addition to this we have carried out work on a Martello Tower and various churches.


A punctual, clean, and efficient service is provided on every job.

  • Skimming
    Skimming to plasterboard and other solid surfaces is a popular method of providing a smooth finish. Plaster is usually applied in 2 x 2 mm coats depending on the background you are working on.
  • Float and Set
    Float and set can be achieved over masonry backgrounds such as brick or block work by either traditional sand and cement or by a lightweight Gypsum plaster product. Both would be finished with a setting skim top coat.
  • Dot and Dab Dryline
    Dot and dab dryline is a quick, simple, and efficient method to directly adhere plasterboard to solid walls. Once set, the boards are ready for tape and jointing or skimming. This option can also be used to affix insulated plasterboard to interior walls with the use of additional mechanical fixings.
  • Skimming Over Artex Ceilings/Walls
    Ceilings and walls can either be over boarded with plasterboard or if clear of asbestos, can be lightly scraped back to remove any high spots of the textured pattern of Artex. If choosing the scaping back method a priming agent must be applied. Once plasterboard has been affixed or priming agent has dried two coats of finishing plaster are applied and worked to a smooth finish. Skimming can only be done following testing of traces of asbestos by a certified company.
  • Patching and Repairs
    A visit to your home would be essential to assess damaged areas or repairs need. Often many areas can be repaired by cutting back any damaged excess material and blended into existing plaster.
  • Replacement of Old or Damaged Ceilings
    Old ceilings are taken down and bagged ready for your disposal, a small skip is worth considering hiring depending on the size of your job. Joists are de-nailed and new plasterboard is affixed into place ready for a skim coat plaster.
  • Installation of Plasterboard and Stud Wall Partitioning
    There is a variety of different Plasterboards available, depending on the area they are to be used in, some of these include standard plasterboard, acoustic soundboard, fire retardant board and moisture resistant board. (see dot and dab dryline). Plasterboard can easily be affixed to a stud wall. This is a semi-hollow timber framed structure that can be easily assembled to divide a space or simply to box in pipes.
  • External Plastering (Rendering)
    Applying render to a wall is a great way to protect it from the elements. Cement renders can be applied to walls made from brick or stone requiring a two-coat process, however if you opt to use expanding metal laths this may require a three-coat process. Your outside render can be finished with a float and sponge giving a smooth surface or a textured surface using rough cast or Tyrolean.
  • Monocouche (External Rendering Product)
    Monocouche is a modern pre-coloured render material. designed to decorate and protect buildings without the need to paint. Monocouche is available in a wide range of traditional and contemporary colours and finishes.
  • Lime Craft
    Lime craft is a traditional process which has been used for 100’s of years and is now being more widely used as it is known to be environmentally friendly. Specialising in every aspect of lime plastering and rendering I have the knowledge and experience to carry out your restoration requirements. For both interior and exterior plasterworks we are able to reinstate all types of wooden laths and modern wood wool boards depending on your requirements. Internal lime plasterwork can be applied to a variety of backgrounds such as brick flint, wooden lath or wood wool insulation boards. Haired lime plaster is used on walls and ceilings using a three-coat process application. There is also the option of a variety of lime skim coats. Materials range from traditional lime putty plasters to modern eco-friendly lime-based plasters. There is a range of lime renders that can be applied to a variety of external backgrounds, such as wooden laths, brickwork, clay clunch and flint work. The application, like interior, lime works tends to be done using a three-coat process depending on the lime product being used. The final, third application of lime render can be given a smooth trowelled finish, a light sponged finish or a textured Tyrolean finish. If required decorative panelling can be created.

When visiting your property for your free, no-obligation quote you will be advised on any prep work that may need to be carried out prior to any plastering being started. 

*Please note that plaster must be completely dry before decoration*

Our Work

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