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One Ton of Hot Lime Mix 1

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£243.00 + VAT

There are clear benefits of using Hot Lime Mixes on many of our traditional stone and brick built buildings in the United Kingdom. Much of our historic building stock was constructed using rich hot lime mortars and these mixes allow us to replicate these mortars.

 

Hot lime mortars encourage the expansion and initial stiffening of the mortar from slumping, encouraging additional height in work to be built. The heat generated by the slaking is thought to improve the bond between the sand and lime, and may activate a weak pozzolanic potential in some coarser sands.

 

Womersleys use finely ground quicklime called with good quality sands mixed in a pan mixer for re-pointing and rebuilding solid walls. The mixes are very lime rich and very fatty to use.

 

There seems clear advantages of using iron rich sands and including limestone based aggregates and our three standard mixes include these elements

 

Mix 1 is made from 1 part Quick Lime to 1 ½ parts Nosterfield Sand to 1 ½ parts Leighton Buzzard Sand

Mix 2 is made from 1 part Quick Lime to 2 parts Nosterfield Sand to 1 part Limestone 3mm down

Mix 3 is made from 1 part Quick Lime to 2 parts Nosterfield Sand to 1 part Guiting Stone Dust