I carry out internal and external repair work and decoration to older properties using materials
such as Lime Plaster, Renders & Mortars, Lime Wash and other traditional paints which I produce myself. Mainly
this work is done in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, and South Yorkshire – I can travel further though if
All of the materials that I make are
available for sale separately.
I do lime rendering
and lime washing on external walls, either patch repairs or whole walls, lime pointing, and repairs to internal lime plasterwork.
Please follow links below for more details
Lime Plaster Repairs
I also repair Lime Ash floors and install Limecrete floors – see Lime Floors page.
Much of my work is involved with solving damp
problems in old houses and I have put my findings in a paper which can be downloaded for free via the link below
Damp and Old Houses
If you are not sure if a repair is necessary, or how a repair should be done, or what materials
should be used please ring or email me for free guidance. I will give you an honest opinion and any information that I have
collected from my experience of old house restoration.
If you would like more detailed advice I can also do site visits.
Would you like to do some of the repair and decoration work yourself but not sure how to make or
apply the materials?
I can offer tuition on a
specific job or on using traditional materials in general.
The tuition takes place at your property and so is completely relevant to your needs, and it is done at your pace.
There is great satisfaction to be had with making your
own materials and then using them to do your repairs and decoration. The skills you learn by doing this can be applied with
confidence to a wide range of future jobs.
of Repair and Tuition can be a good idea. In this case I would do some repair work for you which would double up as a teaching
Please contact me by phone or email to
discuss any ideas that you have.
I make and sell Lime Wash, Clay Paint, and a selection of Lime Renders, Plasters, and Mortars.
Please click the links below for more information.
Lime Plasters, Renders, and Mortars
My name is Nigel Chapman and I have 20+ years experience of repair work to period properties
from Medieval through to Edwardian, including listed buildings.
Throughout that time I have ensured that any work is sympathetic to the age, character and construction of the building.
I have built up a true admiration for lime and other traditional building materials, and a full understanding of why they
are the best to use in the repair and decoration of older properties.
If any of the above sounds like what you are looking for then please contact me
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