Yosima clay plasters from Mike Wye & Associates

Mike Wye & Associates are one of the foremost UK suppliers of sustainable, natural and traditional building materials. Our extensive product range includes traditional lime mortars and plasters, natural hydraulic lime decorative polished plasters, sustainable insulation materials (such as recycled foam glass aggregate, cork, wood fibre and sheep wool) and natural paints and decorating products.

We are passionate about sustainable and environmentally conscious construction and specialise in supplying traditional and natural building & decorating products for all types of buildings. We have a knowledgeable and friendly technical sales team that are on hand to advise on the best products and tools for a project, from early ideas through to specifications and quotations, with on-going product support as the materials are used. Many of our sales team have been involved with their own self-build or renovation projects meaning that we particularly understand the needs of our customers.

We supply our comprehensive range of traditional and natural building and decorating products to builders, conservation specialists and DIY owners throughout the UK. We supply direct to customers as well as through builders merchants and specialist outlets throughout the UK.

The exciting new range of YOSIMA coloured clay plasters are now available in the UK from Mike Wye and Associates.

There has been a resurgence in interest in clay plasters and most particularly thin layer coatings. Plasters made with clay are beautiful, durable, and made from inexpensive and non-toxic ingredients. Clay creates a breathable finish material with a natural capacity to regulate moisture and temperature in the surrounding air.

Unpainted clay plasters have a very particular aesthetic. Due to the shrinkage of the clay particles on drying, the plasters have an open texture even when polished. This means that light reflects and refracts on the surface in such a way that there is always variation and never a gloss sheen. This is particularly noticeable in the modern self-coloured thin layer plasters that are becoming increasingly popular.

The various different techniques for creating a suitable plaster base has made it possible to use clay plaster skim coats on almost all kinds of internal wall surfaces, whether made of concrete or clad with plasterboard or composite-wood panels.

The broad range of colours, 140 in the YOSIMA palette, now available for clay plasters has made clay plaster attractive for projects with a stronger design focus.

The breathability, hygroscopic characteristics and aesthetic qualities of clay plasters offer a healthy indoor room climate and a material that compliments and benefits the fabric of the property.

Whether in a commercial or domestic setting clay plasters have a lot to offer and deserve consideration for inclusion in any project.

This article is sponsored by Mike Wye & Associates