Eden Lime Mortar
Manufacturer and Retailer
of Lime Mortar, Lime Putty
& Lime Insulation
Supplying Lime Products in Cumbria, Durham, Northumberland, Yorkshire, Lancashire and throughout the country
Call or Email Tim to discuss how ELM can help your building project
Press Release 12 April 2012
NORTHERN COMPANIES PARTNER TO PROVIDE WATERTIGHT SOLUTION FOR SUSTAINABLE RETROFITS
Many Victorian properties across northern UK regions comprise thick walls, gypsum-based interior plasters and a cement-based external render. Owners of such housing often experience poor ventilation and as a result have problems with cold, damp walls and inefficient heat retention. These homes have proved difficult to retrofit with energy saving insulation technology due to the poor compatibility between their construction materials and most modern insulation products.
EDEN LIME MORTAR is a leading supplier of Lime Mortars and Lime Insulation to customers in the North of England, South of Scotland and throughout the UK. Along with Hydraulic lime from North Lincolnshire, coloured sand, goat hair and other products. Importantly Eden Lime Mortar in partnership with MEA EDEN LIME BUILDERS LTD can also provide training days for builders, DIY enthusiasts and architects to promote the good use of lime products. All backed up by our hands on practical experience.
Some of the important reasons to use and buy Lime Mortar and Lime Insulation:-
• Walls breath better and moisture can evaporate.
• Mortars and renders do not set too hard and are less likely to crack.
• Insulation is improved and cold bridging reduced.
• Reduced risk of condensation.
• Masonry life is increased.
• The insulation is breathable.
• Stops condensation.
• Retains the features and character of a wall.
EDEN LIME MORTAR was formed in 2001 by Tim Wells when renovating his house and adjoining barn. The house dated back to 1687. The barn had been added on at various stages over the next three centuries years, hence there was a combination of lime and cement products holding the building in position.
"While working on the project it became apparent that where the building had had lime mortars used the walls were dry and in good condition. The more recent additions had been done with Portland cement, where there were cracks in the wall and the walls were very damp. My interest in lime had begun; I employed a master builder (MEA EDEN’S LIME BUILDERS LTD) who has 42 years of experience of working with lime products and renovating old properties to carry out all the renovation work. Local products from within Cumbria were sourced, lime from a local quarry and an aggregate sand, three months later Eden Lime Mortar was developed."
New Products from Eden Lime
LECA - Light weight clay aggregate- now in stock
Hyper lime 2 now in stock
Contact us for more information and prices.
Eden Lime Insulation
We have developed our own breathable insulation plaster.
Eden Lime Insulation was developed whilst looking at the insulation of an Eighteenth century house. It had little insulation, big problems with condensation and the owner was reluctant to tank it, seal it or inject it all of which would make it non breathable. The aim therefore was to insulate the property with a breathable material.
Eden Lime looked at the products on the market at the time and it was felt that non of these matched the requirements of a fully breathable insulation material. Over a period of months Eden Lime undertook their own in house trials and product development to come up with a new solution, Eden Lime Insulation
What is Lime Mortar?
Lime is made from calcium carbonate. This can be found in a variety of forms for example chalk, limestone or sea shells. In the British Isles sources are almost invariably chalk or limestone. In the case of Eden Lime Mortar, it is mainly Limestone from Shap in Cumbria, the Hydraulic Lime Eden Lime Mortar sell is quarried in Lincolnshire.
Tips on using Lime Mortar?
Quantities guide for specific jobs and other information on using Lime Mortar.
Eden Lime Mortar Products
Lime mortar - This mortar is suitable for pointing, building, rendering and plastering. The mortar has been matured for at least 3 months so it ideal for plastering. Goat hair is to be added by you just before application of the plastering mortar.
A washed sand can be added, if you are requiring a specific shade. Please give a ring to discuss your requirements