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Lime, Lime Putty, Non-Hydraulic Lime, Hydraulic Lime and Pozzolans
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Lime, Lime Putty and Lime Mortar

Lime is recommended for historic buildings as it both the traditional material used in construction and has the advantage to breathe and flex and, due its softness, provide a sacrificial layer or pointing and provides the ability to salvage materials for reuse.

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Companies supplying goods or services for Lime, Lime Putty and Lime Mortar
Anglia Lime Company
Off Windham Road, Chilton Industrial Estate, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 2XD
Tel 01787 313974
Since 1992 Anglia Lime Company has pioneered the use of lime for repair, renovation, conservation and new-build. Resurrecting traditional recipes and methods that have stood the test of time in ancient houses whilst developing lime-based products with properties that provide innovative possibilities for designers of new buildings. ALC manufacture a range of wet (Lime Putty based) and dry (Natural Hydraulic Lime based) readymixes ideal for both restoration and new-build. In addition they supply traditional building materials such as sawn and riven lath, insulation, lime wash, lime putty, NHL, tools.
Between Time
Ambler View, Marsh Lane, Stanstead Abbotts, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 8HH
Tel 01920 877 822
They are conservation builders specialising in the traditional repair of listed buildings since 1984. They specialise in the traditional repair of listed buildings, period properties, churches, museums and other heritage sites throughout Hertfordshire, West Essex and North London. They have a full range of in-house trades and teams of skilled craftsmen, with considerable personal experience working in lime plasters and renders, soft and hardwoods, stone, brick, flint, lead and other workable metals. Lime can be purchased from their yard including Hydraulic Lime, Lime putty, Lime wash, Lime mortar and Plasterer’s hair
Lee Road, Bolckow Industrial Estate, Grangetown, Middlesbrough, Cleveland TS6 7AR
Tel 01642 430 099
Lime mortar suppliers and building conservation merchant, including Lime Mortar, Lime Render, Lime Plaster, Lime Putty and Limewash. Conserv is an online builder's merchant for traditional building materials, brought to you by Stone Tech (Cleveland) Ltd, specialist stone masonry and restoration contractors with more than thirty years commercial experience. As a customer you can also take advantage of our stonemasons' specialist knowledge. We are proud to offer this range of building tools, conservation materials and stone care products. CONSERV. is a registered trademark of Stone Tech (Cleveland) Ltd.
Cornish Lime Company
Cornish Lime Company Ltd, Brims Park, Old Callywith Road, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL31 2DZ
Tel 01208 79779
With over 25 years under our belt, family run Cornish Lime are proud to have become the Trusted Lime Experts, supplying homeowners, builders and other lime companies nationwide. As the country's largest manufacturer of lime putty and distributor of St. Astier, Beeck, Prompt and Cornerstone, Cornish Lime are able to offer a truly unrivalled range of building conservation products and solutions, as used on many iconic buildings both here and abroad. So if you looking to start a new project or would like to talk about our custom made products give our team a call.
Heritage Lime
Heritage Lime Henley Farm, Stroud, Miserden, GL6 7HZ
Tel 01285 821751
Having produced lime on a daily basis since 1996, Heritage Lime offer a comprehensive range of traditional building products that include hydraulic lime, lime putty, mortars, renders, plaster and limecrete flooring. They carry extensive stock that can be delivered ‘next day’ to site, or collected from their yard in Miserden, Gloucestershire, from where they are also on hand to give specialist advice and guidance on the application and use of all their products.
Hirst Conservation Ltd ( Materials )
Sleaford Laughton Lincolnshire NG34 0HE
Tel 01529 497517 Fax 01529 497518
Hirst Conservation, also specialise in the manufacture of traditional building products, including limewash, lime putty, lead oil paint and distemper, zinc paint, soft distemper, Victorian milk paint and specialist red and white lead (lead carbonate) paints. Products can be provided in large or small quantities in traditional tones chosen from their colour chart, or made bespoke.
Office 2, Grove Street, Wantage, OX12 7AB
Tel 01235 434300
Limetec is a leading supplier of modern eco-friendly lime mortars, renders and plasters for building and refurbishment projects. Our modern lime mortars are pre-mixed hydraulic mortars, ideal for conservation projects for historic buildings, for new homes and for mainstream commercial applications. We have partnered up with Baumit to provide a comprehensive range of renders and plasters which use natural, modern lime to create attractive, appealing, eco-efficient buildings. Limetec is the only UK company able to provide over 800 render and plaster shades and allow you to tint your render or plaster to precisely match your building's looks.
Lincolnshire Lime
Northfield Farm, Dam Lane, Thornton Curtis, North Lincolnshire DN39 6XN
Tel 01469 531227
Lincolnshire Lime supplies ready mixed lime mortar, Singleton Birch and St Astier NHL natural hydraulic lime, fat lime putty, Lime Green pre coloured lime mortar and lime plaster and Lithomex stone repair mix for conservation, Earthborn claypaint and Beecks silicate masonry breathable paints to clients throughout the UK. Founded in 2000, Lincolnshire Lime has over 15 years of experience in the Building Materials sector, and having previously had 40 years experience in conservation, restoration and renovation.
Mike Wye & Associates Ltd
Buckland Filleigh Sawmills, Buckland Filleigh, Devon, EX21 5RN
Tel 01409-281644
Mike Wye & Associates are one of the foremost UK suppliers of sustainable, natural and traditional building materials and systems. Our extensive product range includes: traditional lime mortars and plasters, natural hydraulic limes, sustainable insulation (such as recycled foam glass for limecrete floors, cork, wood fibre and sheep's wool), beautiful polished plasters, and natural paints, oils and waxes. Having our own team of specialist contractors, our advice is founded on the practical application of our products in the real world - therefore ensuring successful results and optimum performance of the products and systems we supply.
Old House Store
Unit 2 Paddock Road Industrial Estate, Paddock Road, Caversham, Reading Berkshire RG4 5BY & Market Street, Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1SX
Tel +44 (0) 118 946 9146 Fax 0118 969 8822
The Old House Store are builders merchants for traditional building and ecological materials with shops in Caversham and Woodstock. Products include lime and plasters, mortar and renders ingredients, pozzolans, sands, lime putty, non-hydraulic limes, hydraulic limes, riven laths, staves, daub and split Hazel. Building products include brick, clay roof tiles, flint, conservation rooflights, framing pegs, tile pegs, riven battens, cast iron radiators, sheepswool insulation, gates, timber flooring. Paints include Limewash, pigments and silicate paints. Window and door ironmongery, handforged and brassware, includes stays, fasteners, rim locks, strap, butterfly and H hinges, Suffolk and Norfolk latches, planked doors, and rosehead nails.
Potmolen Paint
27 Woodcock Industrial Estate, Warminster,Wiltshire, BA12 9DX
Tel 01985 213960 Fax 01985 213931
They provide traditional paints, coatings, brushes and tools for the repair, conservation and preservation of historic buildings. Their traditional and natural coatings include Clarina Linseed Oil paint, distemper super, amstel distemper, extra fine lime putty, chapel coat, schoolhouse wax etc.
Saint Astier Natural Hydraulic Limes and Mortars (Chaux et Enduits de Saint Astier - CESA)
See website for distributors and stockists
Tel 0845 500 3534
St Astier Natural Hydraulic Limes (NHL) have been producing lime since 1851. Products include lime for mortar, plaster and render as well as limewash paint. The experience acquired over the years is shared with the user through the assistance available from the Technical Department and from carefully chosen specialist distributors, able to assess the type of lime mortar, plaster or render required. The products are distributed in the uk through this network of companies specialising in lime mortar for conservation and restoration, who are happy to assist with mortar design, aggregate choice and training.
Trendle Conservation
Cheramy Cottage, Townsend, Seavington St Mary, Somerset TA19 0QT
Tel 01460 240 606 m. 07817 419 022
We are a family business with years of experience converting, altering or restoring period, listed and historic buildings within Somerset and surrounding area. We have the skills and knowledge to sympathetically and sensitively convert and restore your listed property. We undertake cob repair, lime work, roof repairs, carpentry and joinery, stone masonry, as well as general building work, from roofs to extensions, oak floors to painting and decorating.
WPD Productions Ltd
8 Sutherland Road, London N17 0BN
Tel 020 8885 1515
Specialist decorators and lime plasterers. We work on historic properties and heritage sites throughout London and the surrounding counties. We offer all services related to the use of lime including plastering, interior and exterior lime rendering, washes, moulds, casting, detail work and colour matching of substrate. We also offer consultancy and project management services. Please see our website for further details.
Bleaklow, Bleaklow Industries Ltd, Hassop Avenue, Hassop, Bakewell, Derbyshire DE45 1NS Telephone 01246 582284 Fax 01246 583192 Website:
Chalk Down Lime Ltd, The Yard Gate Farm Northiam Road Staplecross Nr Robertsbridge East Sussex TN32 5RP Telephone 01580 830092 Fax 01580 830096 Website:
Masons Mortar, 77 Salamander Street, Leith, Edinburgh EH6 7JZ Telephone 0131 555 0503 Fax 0131 553 7158 Website:
Rose of Jericho, Horchester Farm, Holywell, Nr. Evershot, Dorchester Dorset DT2 0LL Telephone 01935 83676 Fax 01935 83903 Website:
The Lime Centre, Long Barn, Morestead, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 1LZ Telephone 01962 713636 Fax 01962 715350 Website:
Ty-Mawr Lime Ltd, Ty-Mawr Lime Ltd, Unit 12, Brecon Enterprise Park, Brecon, Powys. LD3 8BT Telephone 01874 611350 Fax 01874 658502 Website: