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November 5, 2021

Full Online Ordering available from Monday 8th November

Our full on-line ordering system will be available from Monday 8th November, which means you will be able to place your order 24/7 - 365 days a year.
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September 29, 2021

Service Announcement

Due to very high demand our current lead time is 5 working days (regardless of order size). We are experiencing very high call volumes and appreciate it may be difficult to reach us in our busy periods, placing your order by e-mail or on-line will help us keep within our current lead times.
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September 28, 2021

Winter Working

General tips and guidelines: In an ideal world, working with lime mortars and renders would take place in conditions not too hot, too cold, too wet or too dry. Unfortunately the British climate and the programme driven modern building industry doesn’t allow for this and work sometimes has to be carried out at times of year and in conditions that are far less than ideal. No amount of well intentioned advise is as sensible as putting the work off until the weather poses less of a threat, this short guide is intended to help in situations where winter work is totally unavoidable.
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September 24, 2021

Case Study: 11 High Baxter Street, Bury St. Edmunds

11 High Baxter Street is within the Town Centre Conservation Area and is located in one of the streets which make up the Norman planned town set out on a grid system in the 12th Century. It is however a sole survivor, the rest of the street having been demolished in the 1960’s.
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Red Mill, Reedham
July 26, 2021

Case Study: Red Mill, Reedham

Red Mill was originally known as Reedham Ferry drainage mill which was built in the 1840s. The mill was covered in an impervious, damaging cement render and painted red with a modern, non-breathable masonry paint. Best of Lime were contacted by Laura and John to come up with suitable products to reinstate the external lime render and internal lime plaster.
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November 23, 2020

Important COVID-19 Announcement

At this time of uncertainty, the team at Best of Lime would like to thank our customers for their patience as we navigate this unusual situation. Although the past year has proved a unique challenge, we have used this time to invest in our production capabilities, and we have several exciting announcements as we move […]
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Wooden lath separation demonstrated
August 3, 2020

How to Use Wooden Laths

Wooden laths: how should we use them, and should we even be using them at all? Laths were widely used until the mid 20th century, but they have now been largely replaced by modern solutions such as plasterboard. However, many owners of period properties will encounter laths when renovating or restoring. What are laths? In […]
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Straw bale to illustrate Tulse Hill Church build
August 3, 2020

Holy Trinity Church Hall

Best of Lime has been delighted to be involved in an innovative project to construct the largest straw bale urban self-build in Europe. Holy Trinity Church Hall in Tulse Hill, London, has been designed by Straw Works, a leading Natural Building Architecture practice who work closely with the School of Natural Building to deliver training […]
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Pargetting
January 9, 2020

A Brief History of Lime

A bit of lime background Over the last 30 years, the use of lime for plasters and mortars has been rapidly gaining momentum, to the point where a large majority of people involved in the conservation of our built heritage are aware of its presence, even if they are unsure of the finer details of […]
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Tulse Hill exterior
November 28, 2019

Tulse Hill Straw Build and Best of Lime

Introduction to Holy Trinity Church Hall Best of Lime is involved in an innovative project to construct the largest straw bale urban self-build in Europe. Holy Trinity Church Hall in Tulse Hill, London, has been designed by Straw Works, a leading Natural Building Architecture practice who work closely with the School of Natural Building (SNaB) […]
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Testimonials

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"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."

Roy Cafferty
Traditional Plastering Services
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"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."

Murray Smith
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"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."

Richard Dormandy
Tulse Hill, London

Why choose Best of Lime?

The Best of Lime materials
At Best of Lime, our traditional lime plaster products are developed under the strict rule that they must be the best of what is available. We continuously listen to and evaluate 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. We have yet to find anything that they won't stick to, including bricks, wooden lath, straw bale, and stone.
Get in touch
For any enquiries please contact Best of Lime on 01440 848200 or email info@bestoflime.co.uk. Alternatively, click the button below and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
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