Ultra Lime Plaster Base Coat
Lime Green's Ultra lime plaster base coat is a lightweight insulating lime plaster base coat that is five to ten times thermally more efficient than other lime plasters. This makes it the perfect plastering base coat for building renovations, where it gives an additional insulation layer to internal walls and protects against salt damage.
As an insulating lime plaster, Ultra Lime Plaster is such an effective insulator because it contains an aggregate of hollow beads made from recycled glass, which can make up to 55% of its bulk. This replaces the sand conventionally used in standard commercial lime plasters, which means Ultra Lime Natural uses less energy to manufacture and is significantly lighter to transport, so cutting down on distribution costs and energy.
Also, because it is applied as a wet plaster, Ultra Lime Plaster acts as a ‘draught excluder' by plugging any small pores and gaps within the fabric of the wall, something that standard dry-lining cannot do to the same extent.
Ultra lime plaster base coat is applied to walls in the same way as conventional lime plasters. It has good ‘workability' and there are no complicated fixings or problems achieving the right depth of coat.Find Supplier
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One of the great advantages of lime plasters is that they are mineral, without containing anything which will dissolve in water or rot, unlike gypsum and polymer plasters. Ultra is over 99.5% mineral once it has set, which also means it has the best possible Fire Classification (Class A1)
Ultra is the warmest lime plaster on the market: with no cement and a thermal conductivity of just K=0.11 (lab testing at 0% moisture) or k=0.178 (moisture corrected as per the British Standard) it can be an invisible upgrade to your thermal performance while re-rendering. Some typical real world reductions in heat loss on a traditional 9" brick wall would be:
10 mm Ultra = 8% reduction in heat loss
20 mm Ultra = 15% reduction in heat loss
40 mm Ultra = 26% reduction in heat loss
Beware that many insulating plasters only quote the oven-dried thermal values, which can never actually be achieved on site. For better energy savings and thicker build-ups you can consider our Warmshell Woodfibre systems or an insulating hemp plaster cast on site.
Ultra offers enhanced resistance to salt crystallisation compared to site mixed lime plasters and cement sand plasters. It isn't designed to block salts coming through, but the very high pore structure and good chemical resistance against salt of the lime means it will cope better than a standard plaster.
For further information regarding Ultra Lime Plaster Base Coat, get in touch with a member of the Lime Green team today.