John Byrne, Artisan Lime Plasterer.

Why Artisan?   An Artisan is a skilled craft worker who produces things in traditional ways using traditional ingredients and methods often by hand. I mix my own plaster recipes, use horse hair from local horses and even make some of my own tools.

Plastering  and Rendering – on lath, board, masonry and cob. New lime plasters and renders, repairs to existing lime plaster surfaces, over skimming.

  • Cob repair – conservative repair of cob walls.
  • Solutions for dealing with Damp and salty walls.
  • Cornices and Decorative plaster work  – repair and creation.
  • Limewash – applied or supplied, tinted to customers preference.
  • Pointing
  • Stone repair
  • Specialist finishing plaster
  • Advice and consultation
  • Training

Based in Appledore, North Devon.

Repairing & Conserving old Buildings and Walls since 1989.

6 Responses to About

  1. kevin woods says:

    hi john,hope you are well. the website and your journal are really impressive,still getting lots of interesting work i see. those stacks on your holiday look like fun. i might even have a go one day! im keeping busy too and its all limework mostly now! i also do limework days for the yorkshire dales national park,for historic property home owners once a year. i have taken on an apprentice and he is doing well. take care.best regards kevin.

  2. David King says:

    Hi John, We spoke briefly earlier re courses. I’m currently a dry stone waller/landscaper & have done lime pointing. Currently re-building a jointed stone wall with lime & enjoying working with the material would like to learn more.

    Kind regards
    David King

  3. Alan Fordham says:

    Many thanks, John, for the lime plaster repair work you’ve just completed so competently on some internal cob walls in my house. The wall and chimney look great and it was a pleasure to welcome you into my home. Despite your modesty you are obviously an expert in your field and I would not hesitate to recommend you to anyone who needs to have this type of specialised work carried out.
    Best regards,
    Alan Fordham

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