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Tulse Hill exterior
28 November 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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24 September 2019

Lime Render Surface Guide

As with all lime products, our Warmcote, Limecote and Rendercote mixes behave differently on different surfaces. Here is our surface guide to achieving the best finish possible for your project. Brick Use Limecote as a finish coat over Warmcote. Trowel apply and finish with a flexible trowel or flexible blade such as Speedskim. Block  As […]
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lime plastered wall
24 September 2019

Welcome to the Best of Lime

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 […]
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Winter
24 September 2019

A Winter Guide to Lime Renders

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 […]
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Pargetted royal emblem in lime plaster
3 August 2018

Cambridge University Building Conservation Course

A real honour as always to be tutor for the Cambridge University Building Conservation course, introduction to lime. A presentation on types and differences of lime available, aggregates, mechanical performance and appropriate mixes, followed by a bit of pargetting and a tour around the fabulous C16 timber frame Grade I South Elmham Hall. A great […]
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Testimonials

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"Thanks,, I'm fully converted now 👍 won't be using lime putty for a while that's for sure, much better finish compared to what I've been using for the past 8 years or so, and peace of mind that it doesn't crack, lighter, less mess, no binding in needed.

I was also pleasantly surprised about how far it goes per bag 👍 definitely a game changer for me, will be back next week sometime for some more."

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John Thompson
Limelight Restoration
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"Used their product Patchcote on my timber framed house for some repairs.

Really easy to mix, apply and finish.

Left-over product was just as pliable 3 days later, it can be left sealed inside the container supplied, after mixing, for up to a year!

Best product I’ve worked with!!"

Geoff Morland
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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

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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