Materials for Green Roofs

12th February 2017

Green Roofs

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.

Elland Bridge Stonework rebuilt with Hydraulic Lime

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.

 

 

Tadcaster Bridge Rebuilt with Hydraulic Lime Reopened Today.

3rd February 2017

The listed 18th Century bridge over the River Wharfe in Tadcaster partially collapsed on 29 December 2015. The town was cut in two to traffic, with the only crossing being a temporary footbridge built a year ago.

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.

Lime Stucco Modelling Training Day

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.

Terracotta Training at Wolverhampton

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

 

Hot Lime Mortar for Oswaldkirk Hall

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.

Top Tip

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.

Lime Kilns at El Cotillo

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.

Using Lime Mortars in New Build

19th January 2017

This is a copy of an excellent article produced by our paint and lime partners at Cornish Lime. It summaries why lime is important in new build as well as restoration.