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 LIME CULTURE - 2019 - PART OF THE LIME HERITAGE GROUP - REGISTERED IN THE UNITED KINGDOM - COMPANY NO. 11683386

LIME CULTURE

 PERIOD PROPERTY SPECIALISTS

LONDONS LEADING SPECIALISTS IN LIME POINTING, BRICK & STONE RESTORATION

"One in five buildings in the UK pre-date 1919. The size of our traditionally constructed building stock creates a need for traditional building skills for the conservation, repair and maintenance of this built heritage." - English Heritage

What We Do

Lime culture offers you talented & experienced craftsmen who are passionate in the field of restoration & repairs of Grade 1 & 2 listed and all period buildings. From a simple repoint, stone or plaster features to a complete restoration, we have the experience, expertise and passion to carry it out. We use the same methods, tools and materials as the original builders and craftsmen. What they did, we can do, like for like. If required we can work with all the relevant bodies on your behalf as part of our service. We carry out extensive research to ensure that materials used throughout the restoration, preserve the character & integrity of the building. We are proud members of the Listed Property Owners Club and The Guild of Master Craftsmen. We also co-develop. Please ask us about current opportunities.

We look forward to working with you. 

Elliott, Lewis & Paul 

The Lime Culture Team

HISTORIC BUILDINGS RESTORATION & RENOVATION:

  • Full/Partial rebuilts and restorations

  • Lime pointing, all rendering and plastering

  • Interior/Exterior Brick Restoration & Replacement

  • Exterior cleaning and maintenance

  • Boundary Wall Restoration

  • Full colour matching service

  • Pebbledsash and render removal

  • Quinquennial Reports

  • Internal/external brick Slip for walls

  • Commerical Maintenance Contracts

STONEWORK:

  • Comprehensive stone service

  • Cast Stone - Lintles, Pier Caps, Copings, Bay Windows

  • Cleaning

PLASTERING:

  • Period Restoration and Contemporary Designs

  • Solid, Fibrous, Internat/External

  • Life Casting and Mould Making services

STRUCTURING:

  • Balustrading

  • Sills

  • Brackets

  • Finials

  • Cornice

  • Capitals

  • Statuaries and Garden Features

 
Benefits of using Lime Mortar
  • Movement is accommodated in the bed joints, reducing the need for vertical movement joints; which greatly improves the aesthetics of buildings.

  • The building will have more tolerance to movement particularly in high buildings / structures.

  • Lime will improved breathability, which allows moisture vapor to move freely through the mortar joint effectively reducing the likelihood of frost damage in the brickwork.

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Sustainability

In the manufacturing process lime produces less carbon dioxide than cement, due to being burnt at lower temperatures; saving on fuel consumption and emissions of pollution and greenhouse gases. Co2 emissions are around 20% lower than in cement manufacture. Lime mortar will also absorb Co2 during the hydration process (carbonation) and over a period of time become carbon neutral.

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Recycling

Due to the lower bond strength the bricks / masonry can be easily cleaned and recycled at the end of the building’s life. Lime mortar also offers several usage and mix advantages over sand/cement mortars and site mixed lime mortar:

  • Reduces the need for movement joints.

  • Uses less energy to produce than cement.

  • Re-absorbs CO₂ when it cures and sets.

  • Allows masonry to be recycled at end of life.

  • Provides a breathable form of construction.

  • Provides a water shedding barrier for walls.

  • Enhances brickwork and masonry

  • Consistent mix proportions.

  • Consistent quality and colour of mortar.

  • Correct choice of sands.

  • Mortars can be re-worked for up to 24 hours.

  • Reduces wastage when using silo option

  • Productivity savings

  • Mortar is produced as and when needed

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Performance

Lime mortar are considerably more flexible than Portland cement mortar; which means that movement joints are not necessary in most circumstances. Lime mortar provides good vapour permeability, which enables the building to “breathe”.

“One in five buildings in the UK pre-dates 1919. The size of our traditionally constructed building stock creates a need for traditional building skills for the conservation, repair and maintenance of this built heritage.”

"Preserving your building's future and everyone's past"

If it was built before 1920, to prevent any serious damage to your building's fabric, lime is the only way you should be going.

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri : 9am -6pm

Sat: 10am - 2pm

Sunday: Closed