Lime is fast becoming the building material of choice in conservation, heritage and new build projects where sustainability is high on the agenda. Lime has a carbon-neutral life cycle, being made from renewable materials that absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere whilst it’s curing, it can be recycled after use and the carbon footprint in manufacture is considerably lower than other modern products – sometimes by 75% – 90%.
Lime is the perfect partner for low-energy sustainable materials such as water reeds, straw, coppiced timber, earth and clay and when combined with other green materials, it provides excellent thermal performance.
Of course lime mortar isn’t just about sustainability, it has a wealth of key attributes that makes it so popular with architects and contractors alike. It is breathable, so doesn’t trap moisture inside the building envelope and it is also flexible so it will expand and contract according to prevailing conditions. This flexibility has a cost saving benefit as it alleviates the need for expansion joints which add to the cost of a build.
Lime mortar is highly aesthetic and can be exact colour-matched to bricks or other adjacent materials making it a good choice for conservation or new build.
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EcoRight is one of the leading specialist manufacturers of lime building materials and our technical team is on hand to answer questions or provide advice to help find the optimum solution to every lime building application. There’s isn’t one that’s beaten us yet!
Whilst EcoRight lime products are true to their traditional roots, they have been developed and delivered for modern building processes and quality standards, offering a viable and more eco-friendly alternative to cement based mortars. There are less CO2 emissions from the production of lime compared to the production of cement.
EcoRight products and services are equally suitable for large scale construction projects or local craftsmen working on individual or small projects. EcoRight’s expert team, who have over 100 years combined experience in lime based building products and conservation work, can also provide technical design support, prepare NBS specifications and provide CPD presentations.
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