Clayworks Exterior & Tadelakt Finishes

1. Background

Clayworks began life as Cob in Cornwall in 2002: a company specialising in building with cob, clay, lime, wood and stone. Our founders, Adam Weismann and Katy Bryce, travelled the world to learn about the traditions of using natural finishes in construction, and while their primary focus was to study clay, a wealth of experience and knowledge about lime was also gathered. The learning about both clay and lime was collated and published in a book Clay & Lime & Renders, Plasters & Paints  – A how-to guide to using natural finishes (2008).

Our focus since then has been on clay and ever more ambitious experimentation and innovation with performance, colour and texture. However, the unique custom finishes we have created, are now much in demand for areas where clay is not suitable: exterior spaces and interior spaces exposed to water.

After some considerable ongoing innovation with Tadelakts and Limes, we are now able to offer customised water resistant interior and exterior surfaces, either to match our clay plasters for seamless finishes, or for custom surface finishes including Ombres, Rammed Earths and Rough with the Smooths.

Please note: Clayworks Exterior Finishes and Tadelakt are lime based and are not covered by the Clayworks Clay Plasters Data Sheets and Certifications.

2. Clayworks Exterior Finishes

Available in a wide range of colours and in many of our Standard and Custom finishes, Clayworks Exterior Finishes can be used to create unique aesthetics such as Textured Ombres and Rammed Earth Effect. We offer a colour matching service for projects over 50 sqm. Please contact us to discuss. All Custom Finishes should be applied by a Clayworks Approved Applicator.

Data Sheets and Fire Certificates here: [link to new document].

3. Clayworks Tadelakt Finishes

Ideal for wet rooms, showers and areas that come into frequent contact with water. Also available in our custom finishes such as  Rammed Earth, Colour Ombre, Textured Ombre and Smooth Finishes, Tadelakt has a more polished aesthetic than our clay but can be used to create a seamless finish where clay is not appropriate, ie wet areas. Available in a wide range of Colours with a custom matching service available for projects over 50 sqm. All finishes should be applied by a Clayworks Approved Applicator.

For more information please contact us.