Clayworks Exterior Finishes

Clayworks Exterior Finishes are lime-based finishes developed for exterior spaces. They are available in a wide range of colours and in many of our Standard and Custom finishes. They can also be used to create unique aesthetics such as Textured Ombres and Rammed Earth Effects. We also 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.

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 which culminated in a book, first published in 2008,  Clay & Lime & Renders, Plasters & Paints  – A how-to guide to using natural finishes.

Our focus since then has been on clay and ever more ambitious experimentation and innovation with performance, colour and texture. These unique lime-based custom finishes are now much in demand for spaces where clay is not suitable, in particular exterior spaces exposed to water.

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

For further information please also see our Exterior Finishes data sheet.