Building with hot lime mortar

We work with traditional materials and lime mortars to reconstruct historic structures using traditional techniques.

The sandstone garden and boundary walls of this historic Wirral development were removed for access during refurbishment works and we rebuilt them back to the original design using hot lime mortar.

Hot lime or quicklime (calcium oxide) is used as a binder and mixed with sharp sand and fine aggregate in a traditional rotary mill mixer, when hydrated the quicklime reaction creates heat and combined with the squeezing and mixing action produces a very workable and plastic mortar. Building with hot mortar enables rapid construction as the heat dries out the masonry blocks provides initial set.

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