Architects and specifiers
Whether you’re an architect, specifier or designer, our range of lime-based products can help you to achieve a healthy, distinguished design which delights with minimal risk, effort and is technically excellent.
Green building materials and resources
With green building gaining heightened focus from the entire construction industry, sourcing appropriate building materials can be challenging. Our lime-based products are formulated and designed to meet a wide range of applications, both for structural work and final surface finishes – internally and externally.
How can you design a green building?
Making sure a building is ‘green’ and healthy is all about ensuring you select the right materials, processes and techniques. Getting this right can be difficult, especially as you’re working to ensure all parties are happy with the overall design of the building and regulations are met, or even exceeded.
You can take steps to designing a healthy, eco-friendly building by incorporating healthy building materials, such as lime, which have the added benefits of durability and robustness. This can help you to create healthy buildings which are both beautiful and technically excellent.
At Lime Green, we provide full system specifications to help reduce your workload and liability, for instance with our Warmshell Warranty.
Anne Thorne of Anne Thorne Architects wanted to create a community of homes that were natural, energy-efficient and healthy.
Cannock Mill, a co-housing scheme based in Essex, was designed to Passive House standards and put sustainability at the forefront of all decisions. Anne chose to use Lime Green’s external Warmshell insulation system, which consists of Warmshell Woodfibre insulation rendered with Prepbond WP and Finish WP .
“Sustainability is core to our ethos at ATA,” says Anne. “We put a lot of work into sourcing breathable materials for the buildings’ fabric to ensure the homes built were healthy for both their occupants and the environment.
“As the housing is designed to be affordable, it was also important the homes were budget-friendly for occupants to run, so materials with a high energy efficiency were a must.
“Ultimately, we wanted to create a community of homes which looked beautiful and performed well.
“We chose the Warmshell system as it not only promotes breathability but also delivers excellent heat control. This has resulted in extremely low, Passive House compliant, U-Values for each of the buildings, making the homes very economic to run.
“The average fuel bill for the properties is estimated to cost the equivalent of a cup of coffee per fortnight.
“We also chose to render the homes externally with Lime Green’s coloured renders as we’d used these products previously on a school in Romford and the final result looked great.
“I’d definitely recommend Lime Green’s products to any architect looking to deliver a healthy, beautiful and longstanding project.”
What are the benefits of lime for healthy buildings?
Lime Green’s range of lime products promote healthy buildings by being breathable and durable.
Constant research means Lime Green’s lime formulations are continually improving and available eg: easier to apply, more environmentally- friendly and different aesthetics, such as, finer finishes with greater lustre. Bespoke mixes on large jobs are possible.
Want to know more about lime-based products? Need to discuss your specific requirements? Get in touch with one of our trusted specialists.
Lime may be an ancient building material, but we’ve brought it right up-to-date with modern science and the latest manufacturing techniques – so you get a quality assured product that’s affordable, highly practical, and has impeccable eco-credentials.
To complement our range of products for the building and construction sector, we offer an expert consultancy service.
Lime Buying Guide
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Our range of lime products are ideal for conservation projects both large and small. Naturally flexible, they accommodate minor building movements without the cracking and weakening that would come with cement-based equivalents.