Clay plaster is a 100% natural building material with many advantages. Clay plaster does not contain any chemical applications, is not flammable, dries without shrinkage, and is vapour-permeable. Loam plaster consists of sand and clay, but loam is also the name for a smooth finishing layer for interior walls. It is a very durable building material, since no harmful substances are released into the indoor environment.
Natural colour tones
Clay plaster is available in an enormous palette of natural colours. By using straw, hemp, flax or wood fibers for example, different textures can be obtained from coarse to fine. In this way, the desired atmosphere can be obtained in every room.
Warm in winter, cool in summer
Loam plaster is naturally moisture and heat regulating. Loam stores the heat and radiates it when the weather gets colder. This heat-regulating effect makes a home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, unlike concrete or plastics, for example.
Moisture-regulating effect of clay plaster
Loam can prevent condensation because the material can absorb a lot of moisture and thus reduces mould. The moisture-regulating effect also ensures that a damp room feels less clammy. The excess moisture is absorbed by the clay plaster. When the room is drier, the moisture is only separated again.
Sound damping effect
Another advantage is that clay plaster dampens the sound. The structure of the material dampens sound and reduces reverberation, so that pleasant acoustics are created in the room.
Inspired or curious?
Does this material appeal to you or have you gained inspiration for your own sustainable architecture project? We cordially invite you to come by to spar. Please feel free to contact us.