Tadelakt is a traditional, lime-based plastering technique that has been used in Morocco for thousands of years. The ancient finish is also becoming a popular feature for bathrooms and wet rooms.
The natural tadelakt plaster made from water-resistant Marrakech lime can be used indoors and outdoors. The polished tadelakt finish is waterproof, durable and scratch resistant while remaining breathable.
Clay plasters harden by drying and, as no chemical reaction takes place, they remain workable for a lengthy period (and can be reworked with the addition of water).
Clay plasters can be used internally on to masonry, clay boards, lime plasters and plasterboard as a practical alternative to gypsum plasters.
Hemp lime is a low-carbon building material with good insulation properties and robustness.
It is particularly suited to projects where the design calls for a rendered or rain-screened external finish, good insulation and minimal thermal bridges. It is most commonly used in conjunction with timber frames, but can act as a non-structural walling element for a variety of construction types, including lining masonry walls.