Lime for Green Building
Because of its texture and finish, lime has long been the product of choice for self build projects looking for that 'traditional' look. But lime products has a lot more to offer than that, with its benefits being increasingly appreciated by those seeking a more contemporary effect.
And with the growing focus on the environmental impact of construction projects, lime mortars, lime renders and lime plasters offer a flexible and very practical solution for those looking for a greener build.
Not only are lime products more environmentally friendly than cement-based ones, requiring less ‘embodied energy' to produce them in the first place, but they can be ‘enhanced' to be even greener, all of which makes lime the ideal green building material.
For example, we have incorporated recycled glass beads into our Ultra range of lime plasters and lime renders to give a greater insulative quality. And this, combined with the ability of lime's fine particles to seal the minutest of masonry cracks, will improve the thermal and energy efficiency not just of older buildings, but any that require additional insulation without adding to wall thickness and so losing internal space.
Of course, while our lime products are great for use on existing properties, they can also be incorporated into new builds too.
Particularly if you are considering building your own property, our Warmshell system can help you create a home quickly and cost-effectively. The system uses a combination of woodfibre insulating panels and lime render to bring greater thermal efficiency to standard timber frame construction - cost-effectively and with a faster build time.
While the Warmshell system was originally designed for new builds, it can also be retro-fitted, making it the perfect solution for the renovation of thermally under-performing older properties.
And given the usability of our lime renders, lime plasters and lime mortars, working with lime products is no more difficult than standard materials.
Why not look through our website and check out our range of green building materials? Then if you have any further questions about the use of lime for green building, and how you can use our products on your next self build project or an existing one, just call Lime Green on 01952 728611 or use our contact form and we will help you with your specification.
To complement our range of products, we offer help with advice on coverage, product application guides and estimates. Our regional distributors can also help with details of competent tradesmen and product samples.
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