25th March 2017
Insulated Lime Plaster, Renders, and breathable limecrete floors together with our OXTEC wastewater treatment system are featuring at the Womersley's stand in the Homebuilding & Renovating show today and over the weekend in the NEC Birmingham. Visit stand B115 in Hall 9
4th March 2017
Come and help us build a small Lime Kiln at Marple Lime Kilns, on the 30th March. The original lime kilns were established by one of the main men to shape this part of Stockport, Southern Manchester and Northern Derbyshire, Samuel Oldhow, in 1797.
Revealing Oldknow’s Legacy and Womersley’s Ltd are organising the lime kiln build and burn on the 30th March 2017. We will source stone and limestone from similar sources as Oldknow to create quick lime. On the second day of this event, 1st April, we will use the quick lime to make hot lime mortar which we will use to build a stone wall.
12th February 2017
With the increasing urbanisation of the British Isles and the increasing density of housing development we need to do something to reduce its impact. The impact of concentrated air and water pollution, loss of habitat for wildlife and heavy rainfall causing flash flooding as seen in December 2015, can all be lessened by installing more green roofs. Green roofs can also provide localised cooling in summer, aesthetic improvements and help improve people’s well being.
Womersley's can supply sub bases and aggregates for the growing mediums.
10th February 2017
Elland Bridge in West Yorkshire has finally re-opened. The former 19th century bridge, which runs over the River Calder and the Calder and Hebble Navigation, was destroyed in the Boxing Day 2015 floods.
To ensure the new bridge maintains its character, workers on site painstakingly recovered stone from the original 1811 bridge which has now been bedded on Ionic Eminently Hydraulic Lime mixed with Lime Stone and Leighton Buzzard Aggregates, supplied by Womersley’s, to recover the new structure.
3rd February 2017
The bridge has been repaired and widened by Stone Central and opened today. Womersley’s supplied Ionic NHL5 Lime and Sand for the rebuilding work.
2nd February 2017
Mark had an enjoyable day teaching a mixed group about lime stucco decorative details found in English plasterwork in the 16th and 17th centuries and cast plaster of Paris details from the early eighteenth century. The group prepared lime plastered lathed panels and decorated them with high relief stucco and cast decoration.
27th January 2017
Students, Architects and Local Residents enjoyed the recent Terracotta Training Day that we helped run at Wolverhampton College for the Queen Street Townscape Heritage Scheme
26th January 2017
We have been delighted to supply premixed hydraulic hot lime mortar with the addition of Guiting Stone Dust to Oswaldkirk Hall for Woodhouse Barry Construction.
21st January 2017
Always ensure lime or indeed cement based plasters and renders, cure by drying out slowly, in warmer environments this may mean dampening down the plaster once or twice a day. This is still the case for plaster in an unheated building, in a cold damp environment at this time of year. Nothing can be done until the environment is heated or warms up but at this stage even months later the plaster must be dampened down as it dries out, especially if excessive heating is introduced on site to get the job finished and decorated.
19th January 2017
The village of Toston at El Cotillo in Fuerteventura contains lime kilns from the early 19th Century in a dramatic setting at the north west corner of the island.
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