Limetec Lime mortar

Hydraulic lime mortar
'Unlike cement, lime based mortars allow for the recycling and reuse of bricks and masonry. It also uses less energy than cement in its production, and it reabsorbs some of the CO2 given off in the firing process as it sets. It also has a lower embodied energy that most cement based products.

There are three standard mortars which cover a range of likely applications both for conservation and new build. These are as follows: -

Limetec eminently hydraulic mortar
For use where a higher level of durability is required i.e. masonry exposed to severe weather

Limetec moderately hydraulic mortar
For most normal applications i.e. cavity brickwork, blockwork and stonework

Limetec feebly hydraulic mortar
For use with softer bricks and stone, solid wall construction and conservation masonry.

The use of dry mortar and silo technology now allows lime mortar to compete on an equal footing with cement mortars – the argument for using lime has never been so strong! '
  • Limetec Lime mortar (image 1)

Environmental metrics


Company credentials
ISO 14001 expected 2008

Material(s)
Hydrated Lime (CL90), Sand, and Natural hydraulic lime (NHL)

Life expectancy
100 years minimum

EPD to ISO 14025
none

Recycled content
0

Recycleable
Lime mortar enables easier reuse of brick

3rd party product endorsement
none

Environmental labelling
none

Country of manufacture
Agregates sourced locally to each plant, CL90 from UK and NHL from France.

Manufacture details

Manufacturer
Lime Technology



Address
Lime technology, Unit 126, Milton Park, Abingdon, OX14 4SA

Telephone
0845 603 1143

Fax
0845 634 1560

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