Lime for masonry and rendering
Why is lime still a leading building material?
Compatibility is key
- Lime comes from limestone, a time-honoured material.
- It’s a calcium compound that is perfect for bonding stones, clay and mineral materials in general.
- By choosing lime, you are respecting one of the fundamental characteristics of buildings: vapour permeability.
Making application easier
The difference between air lime or formulated lime and hydraulic limes is that you can customise the smoothness of the lime and sand mortar — by playing on the humidity level, temperature or quality of sands — to be sure of obtaining a mortar that suits the materials to be laid or rendered.
With the high standard set by Tradical and the production of formulated limes, you are ensuring that the quality of the resulting limes is not left to chance. It is the essential condition for producing mortars that are perfectly adapted to building works and materials.
Promoting local resources and the character of local buildings
Mortars prepared in-situ use local sands.
- This minimises the need to transport materials and reduces your carbon footprint.
- It is also a way of blending your building work into the local architectural landscape.
- Furthermore, you benefit from the expertise of specialist tradesmen who can develop renders with unique textures that you just cannot find in your everyday ready-to-mix renders.
Masonry & Rendering brochures / Technical Data Sheets