At Best of Lime, we provide products that are sourced especially for listed buildings, but are equally at home on new builds to achieve a stunning, breathable and environmentally friendly lime render finish. Our products are developed under the strict rule that they must be the best of what is available. This might not mean the cheapest, but we are continuously listening to and evaluating feedback from specifiers and contractors as to how certain materials perform, both on site and long term.
Our lime plasters, manufactured by us on site in rural East Anglia, are sustainable, environmentally friendly building materials, which tick all the requisite conservation and green-boxes. They are breathable, low-carbon materials suitable for eco-build, Listed and Historic properties, new-builds and anyone interested in reducing the overall carbon impact of their building project.
We haven’t found anything yet that they won’t stick to. This includes bricks, blocks, wooden and metal lath, straw bale, plasterboard, wood fibre, wood-wool, old plaster, clay blocks, daub, clay lump, cob and any stone including flint!
No need for prolonged mixing times or banking material up days or weeks in advance of a job to get a lime render finish. Simply put the water in the tub, add the fibres, stir briefly then add Limecote or Warmcote and whisk to the required consistency. There is no right or wrong water addition, both plasters can be used wet enough to go through a spray or thick enough to be hand placed like modelling clay.
Both products have zero shrinkage, so can be used to dub out to practically any depth. Our lime plasters can be put on easily in multiple 25mm coats.
No more having to remain on site or make costly journeys back to site to ‘tend to’ or spray your plaster. Once you’ve achieved the finish you are happy with, that’s it, Limecote and Warmcote will set without shrinkage.
"Limecote and Warmcote are ideal products for use on timber framed buildings and low strength substrates with their excellent flexibility, bond, and light weight compared to sanded plasters. Being dry bagged makes it easy to transport and store, with the added advantage of being able to adjust the mix to suit thin or very thick coats without compromising the product, or the quality of the finished work."
"Best Lime plaster system on the market!! I found this accidentally due to the coronavirus pandemic as stocks of everything ran out, and it's changed the way all of the plasterers in our area are now plastering conservation listed buildings as well as new builds... due to its unique formula and characteristics of extremely quick application, drying, workability and breathability. It's rare to find such a great product and more importantly a great level of customer service in the build industry."
"As self-builders of a very large community project, Limecote has been an outstanding product, making all the difference to our progress. It keeps well in sealed bags even outside; it mixes easily and safely; being half the weight of sand-based products, it is easy to carry and apply to the walls; excellent adhesion mean that less is dropped and wasted... and not having to constantly limewash going forward make it a no-brainer."