Proven Over Centuries
Lime mortar is one of the oldest forms of building materials used in the construction of buildings. Lime mortar has been dated as far back to the 4th century and many of the historic buildings are still here today because of their unique properties.
Allows Buildings To Breathe
Lime is less dense and more vapour permeable than cement based materials and does not trap water in the substrate which is the leading cause of decay in buildings. It will allow moisture to absorb and evaporate; which will cause less risk of salt and frost damage, while protecting the masonry.
Over time all buildings are subjected to degrees of movement over time. Using Lime Mortar will allow for small movement and won’t develop individual large cracks like cement mortar. Where as lime will dissolve in water and is redeposited in any tiny cracks which form.
Choosing the right Lime Mortar for you
At Limetec we strive to provide you with the right product for the job in hand. That is why we have a variety of lime mortars for restoration, conservation and new build projects. If you are just pointing a flint wall or rebuilding a house, we can offer advice and guidance for any size project and with over a decade of industry experience, we are best placed to offer trusted advice.
There are many types of lime mortar to choose from, so if you are just after a bag of NHL lime binder for a small job or a ready mixed coloured to match your pre existing mortar we have them readily in stock.
No job is to big or too small
All of our hydraulic lime mortars are dry ready mixed; which means all you need to do is add water. They are available in 1 Ton bulk bags or 25 kg bags. For large projects, mortar can be supplied in 20 Ton dry mix silos with refill deliveries of 20 Tonnes at a time. The silo is fitted with a control panel and ‘high shear’ mixer that regulates water input and mix flow, producing constant lime mortar at the touch of a button.
Limetec have been producing a variety of products for over a decade and have been developed to meet an array of building specifications from repointing, structural work and internal / external purposes.
With our range of eminently, moderately and ashlar mortars we can guarantee a perfect match for your renovation, new build and conservation needs.
Our Render offers a variety of benefits over cement based products for new builds; as it provides a greater level of breathability which is why conservationist predominantly use it for conservation and renovation buildings.
Render is the ideal solution for damp walls as the water is not trapped and able to evaporate. When the water cannot evaporate, this can lead to damaging brickwork, stone masonry and wood. Render is robust and malleable to cracking and crazing to other forms of renders on the market.
The Limetec brochure is an A4-size, 16 -page, full colour guide to specifying breathable energy efficient products for new builds and conservation projects. Covering the full range of Mortar, Render and Plaster products including; the benefits over cement, specification guides and a variety of case studies with have worked on over the years.