'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! '
ISO 14001 expected 2008
Hydrated Lime (CL90), Sand, and Natural hydraulic lime (NHL)
100 years minimum
EPD to ISO 14025
Lime mortar enables easier reuse of brick
3rd party product endorsement
Country of manufacture
Agregates sourced locally to each plant, CL90 from UK and NHL from France.