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.